hold responsible

hold (someone) responsible (for someone)

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

hold someone responsible

(for something) Go to hold someone accountable (for something).
See also: hold, responsible
References in classic literature ?
It is men whom I should hold responsible, and I will hold them responsible."
The inquiry report had hold responsible of four officials but the minister cleared two of them of the charges after personal hearing of them during which they clarified their position about the charges, official release added.
The system also stores data in the same way that an airplane's black box does, malting it easier to figure out what went wrong and hold responsible parties accountable for damage.
However, of late I hold responsible for most recent Israeli deaths two individuals.
The families have been trying to use the courts to hold responsible members of the Saudi royal family, Saudi banks and charities.