hold responsible

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hold someone responsible

(for something) Go to hold someone accountable (for something).
See also: hold, responsible
References in classic literature ?
It is men whom I should hold responsible, and I will hold them responsible.
The system also stores data in the same way that an airplane's black box does, malting it easier to figure out what went wrong and hold responsible parties accountable for damage.
However, of late I hold responsible for most recent Israeli deaths two individuals.
Under some new policies, the city will double the reward for people who turn in taggers, crack down on the stores that sell them their tools and hold responsible the parents who refuse to crack down on tagging teens.
Sharp is committed to combating aggressively any counterfeiting of its products and will seek to hold responsible any individuals or entities that seek to profit from the sales of counterfeit products at the expense of Sharp and its customers.
By giving the mayor more power over department heads, the public would have a single official to hold responsible for the administration and management of city departments, the panel concluded.