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.
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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.
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.
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.
With human torture we can hold someone responsible.
So how can you hold someone responsible for something they're not authorised to do?
This is an emotionally powerful argument, because everyone wants to be able to rewind the clock and have another shot at stopping what happened that day -- or, at least, to hold someone responsible in lieu of 19 hijackers unavailable for trial.
Cooley will not even hold someone responsible for telling the Los Angeles Fire Department, in writing, that there wasn't any methane present under the Belmont school buildings, even after these same people in fact found methane as they built those school buildings without methane barriers, violating Los Angeles' city ordinance and state laws regarding methane protection.