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 families have been trying to use the courts to hold responsible members of the Saudi royal family, Saudi banks and charities.
2 : to hold responsible <He blamed me for everything.
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.