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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The Campaign Chairman said Nigerians should hold someone responsible for this national embarrassment to avoid a repetition in future.
"If they want to hold someone responsible, he is standing before you, they can come and get him," he said, in a video leaked to the media.
If going forward the business of selecting and purchasing coverage is left strictly up to consumers using technology, you can expect to have many unhappy and uncompensated individuals hiring legal representation and attempting to hold someone responsible for their failure to be properly covered.
When we hold someone responsible for some action in the attributability sense of responsibility, we make an aretaic judgment about them on the basis of their behavior.
If you could not hold someone responsible under criminal law, could the victim still sue under civil law?
"We can only hold someone responsible if our inspectors caught them doing it," he added.
The need to hold someone responsible for these murders cannot overshadow the importance of compiling evidence properly, and not compromising the Charter rights of anyone in the process, particularly our most vulnerable.
They demanded the government hold someone responsible for the scuffles Friday, the worst disturbances since police used tear gas and pepper spray on protesters last weekend to try to disperse them.
"After moving back to Liverpool, I have had very limited access to details about the legal case, but I have been in contact with a new lawyer and he is able to represent me in court as part of the prosecution to hopefully hold someone responsible." A Liverpool inquest into Nicky's death was told the boiler was serviced the previous year and found to be "in need of maintenance".
To hold someone responsible for something is to hold that he caused it, but if so, he must have had the power to affect it.
As such, we cannot hold someone responsible for functionality that we did not contract for," Toumpas previously told NHBR.
And, Leonetti suspects, by the desire to hold someone responsible for a terrible act such as genocide - something she hopes to study next year.
When confronted with hard data about brain functioning, they say, people could change their moral intuitions about when it is fair to hold someone responsible for criminal behavior.
"But let me tell you, even a week of not hearing another human being begins to do things to your mind." With human torture we can hold someone responsible. But what of God?
So how can you hold someone responsible for something they're not authorised to do?", he said at the conference organised by London's International Institute for Strategic Studies.