hold to account
phrasal to hold responsible

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hold to account — phrasal : to hold responsible hold all salesmen to account for the money spent on company business * * * hold to account To hold responsible • • • Main Entry: ↑account …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold to account — idi to consider responsible and answerable …   From formal English to slang

  • hold someone to account — bring/call/hold/someone to account formal phrase to make someone explain publicly why they made a mistake or committed a crime, especially so that they can be criticized or punished for it Thesaurus: to criticize someone publiclysynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • call to account — phrasal : to hold responsible : reprimand called to account for violation of the rules * * * call to account see under ↑account • • • Main Entry: ↑call * * * call to account see ↑account …   Useful english dictionary

  • call to account — idi a) to hold accountable; blame b) to ask for an explanation of …   From formal English to slang

  • call to account — phrasal to hold responsible ; reprimand …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bring someone to account — bring/call/hold/someone to account formal phrase to make someone explain publicly why they made a mistake or committed a crime, especially so that they can be criticized or punished for it Thesaurus: to criticize someone publiclysynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • account — /euh kownt /, n. 1. an oral or written description of particular events or situations; narrative: an account of the meetings; an account of the trip. 2. an explanatory statement of conduct, as to a superior. 3. a statement of reasons, causes, etc …   Universalium

  • account — ac•count [[t]əˈkaʊnt[/t]] n. v. count•ed, count•ing 1) an oral or written description of particular events or situations; narrative 2) an explanatory statement of conduct, as to a superior 3) a statement of reasons, causes, etc., explaining some… …   From formal English to slang

  • Hold — Hold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Held}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Holding}. {Holden}, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed, tend… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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