hold accountable

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?
See also: accountable, hold
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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: accountable, hold
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The ministry said it was following up on these crimes with the ICC, calling upon it to speed up starting an official investigation "into these crimes to hold accountable and prosecute the Israeli war criminals."
Summary: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri Friday welcomed a decision by the Saudi prosecution to "hold accountable those accused of the killing of" Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a statement shared on Twitter.
He said the government would hold accountable to those who looted Punjab and the country.
'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".
Two days ago, the Churches in Jerusalem denounced Israeli police conduct with Coptic monks demanding to hold accountable police officers involved in using force against the monks.