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hold someone accountable (for something)

 and hold someone responsible (for something)
to consider someone responsible for something; to blame something on someone. I hold you accountable for John's well-being. I must hold you responsible for the missing money.
See also: hold

hold someone responsible

(for something) Go to hold someone accountable (for something).
See also: hold, responsible

responsible party

the person or organization responsible or liable for something. I intend to find the responsible party and get some answers to my questions. Mary sued the responsible party in the car crash.
See also: party, responsible
References in classic literature ?
No, he couldn't either; he couldn't and not be responsible if the other end died, which it would.
But in a republic, where every magistrate ought to be personally responsible for his behavior in office the reason which in the British Constitution dictates the propriety of a council, not only ceases to apply, but turns against the institution.
The wisdom of the convention, in committing such questions to the jurisdiction and judgment of courts appointed by and responsible only to one national government, cannot be too much commended.
You, yourself, are responsible, Tars Tarkas," I replied, "in that you furnished me with an instructress of remarkable ability; I have to thank Sola for my learning.
You are only responsible for my body, is it not so?
He was a man of twenty-five or twenty-six years of age, of unprepossessing countenance, obsequious to his superiors, insolent to his subordinates; and this, in addition to his position as responsible agent on board, which is always obnoxious to the sailors, made him as much disliked by the crew as Edmond Dantes was beloved by them.
In some of the larger towns there are artels of a much more complex kind-- permanent associations, possessing large capital, and pecuniarily responsible for the acts of the individual members.
The general who has attained a responsible post must be careful to study them.
Also, Anna declared that it was solely through my own fault that my fortunes declined after she had bettered them; that she is in no way responsible for what then happened; and that I have but myself to blame for having been either unable or unwilling to defend my honour.
It is men whom I should hold responsible, and I will hold them responsible.
I am about to call the landlord, and explain to him that from tomorrow onwards I shall no longer be responsible for your hotel expenses.
being responsible for the planet's traffic, cannot, however, make allowance for this kind of misfortune.
Could not be a better time, Sir Walter, for having a choice of tenants, very responsible tenants.
Hang it, I am not going to feel responsible for my deeds and passions if there's nobody to be responsible to; and if I were you, my dear, I wouldn't either
First," I suggested, "let us find those of your people who be responsible for the escape of Matai Shang and his followers.
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