be brought to account

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be brought to account

To be made to take responsibility and/or accept punishment for one's actions. If you committed a crime, you will be brought to account soon enough.
See also: account, brought
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I believe in a God who is a Thou, a covenanting God, a God who can call us to account because He/She can be called to account.