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hold (someone) accountable (for someone)
To deem someone responsible for something. I don't care if Vince is trying to blame this blunder on his staff—I hold him accountable. Who do we hold accountable for this blunder?
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.