Definition of Answer for

1. Verb. Furnish a justifying analysis or explanation. "I can't account for the missing money"

Exact synonyms: Account
Generic synonyms: Declare
Derivative terms: Account, Accountable

Definition of Answer for

1. Verb. To be held responsible for. ¹

2. Verb. To guarantee ¹

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Literary usage of Answer for

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"I will answer for it that mine thinks herself full as clever, and would spurn anybody's assistance." "You will not find either between Donwell and Highbury. ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery During by Steuart Macnaghten, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Alexander Gordon, Charles Christopher Pepys Cottenham, Thomas Wilde Truro, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1871)
"On the 24th December, 1839, W. Ward, who defended in formd pauperis, put in a separate answer for himself only, his wife having gone out of the jurisdiction ..."

3. The Republic of Plato: An Ideal Commonwealth by Plato (1901)
"Will you then kindly answer, for the edification of the company and of myself? Glaucon and the rest of the company joined in my request, and Thrasymachus, ..."

4. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1908)
"... *him an account of aL that he has transacted on his behalf, and must r»ji-o answer for all losses by his wilful default or negligence. ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... was sent to Rome to answer for the violation of his monastic vows, and at last, after once more breaking cloister, was stoned to death by the Lombards ..."

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