hold accountable

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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
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To hold accountable also the people who have to be accountable perhaps for the price fixing, o kung ano-ano pang ginawa na pampahirap sa ating consumers at ating magsasaka,' Poe said in her opening statement.
WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (KUNA) -- The US said Wednesday that it strongly supports the French-led partnership to hold accountable those responsible for the use of chemical weapons across the world.
Anyone who has done wrong can repent, and we will only hold accountable those who have committed certain violations, as they must be held accountable under legal justice, and in general our doors are open to all," read the statement.
Lahore -- The Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafeeq has said that the judicial commission should hold accountable all and not only Nawaz Sharif.
It is our duty to hold accountable and to inquire about the trash file because Parliament is closed and the control bodies are failing to fulfill their duties".
Summary: United States President Barack Obama Tuesday urged Bahrain's rulers to hold accountable those responsible for human rights abuses during a crackdown on pro-democracy protests and called for a compromise between the government and the opposition.