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Responsible vs. Responsibility

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Responsibleadjective

Answerable for an act performed or for its consequences; accountable; amenable, especially legally or politically.

‘Parents are responsible for their child's behaviour.’;

Responsibilitynoun

The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.

‘Responsibility is a heavy burden.’;

Responsibleadjective

Capable of responding to any reasonable claim; able to answer reasonably for one's conduct and obligations; capable of rational conduct.

Responsibilitynoun

A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is held accountable.

‘Why didn't you clean the house? That was your responsibility!’; ‘The responsibility of the great states is to serve and not to dominate the world - Harry S. Truman’;

Responsibleadjective

Involving responsibility; involving a degree of personal accountability on the part of the person concerned.

‘She has a responsible position in the firm.’;

Responsibilitynoun

(military) The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success.

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Responsibleadjective

Being a primary cause or agent of some event or action; capable of being credited for something, or of being held liable for something.

‘Who is responsible for this mess?’;

Responsibilitynoun

(military) The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual.

Responsibleadjective

Able to be trusted; reliable; trustworthy.

‘He looks like a responsible guy.’;

Responsibilitynoun

The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation.

Responsiblenoun

The individual who bears the responsibility for something.

Responsibilitynoun

That for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the resonsibilities of power.

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Responsibleadjective

Liable to respond; likely to be called upon to answer; accountable; answerable; amenable; as, a guardian is responsible to the court for his conduct in the office.

Responsibilitynoun

Ability to answer in payment; means of paying.

Responsibleadjective

Able to respond or answer for one's conduct and obligations; trustworthy, financially or otherwise; as, to have a responsible man for surety.

Responsibilitynoun

the social force that binds you to your obligations and the courses of action demanded by that force;

‘we must instill a sense of duty in our children’; ‘every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty’;

Responsibleadjective

Involving responsibility; involving a degree of accountability on the part of the person concerned; as, a responsible office.

Responsibilitynoun

the proper sphere or extent of your activities;

‘it was his province to take care of himself’;

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Responsibleadjective

worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable;

‘a responsible adult’; ‘responsible journalism’; ‘a responsible position’; ‘the captain is responsible for the ship's safety’; ‘the cabinet is responsible to the parliament’;

Responsibilitynoun

a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct;

‘he holds a position of great responsibility’;

Responsibleadjective

being the agent or cause;

‘determined who was the responsible party’; ‘termites were responsible for the damage’;

Responsibleadjective

having an acceptable credit rating;

‘a responsible borrower’;

Responsibleadjective

having an obligation to do something, or having control over or care for someone, as part of one's job or role

‘the cabinet minister responsible for Education’;

Responsibleadjective

having to report to (a superior) and be answerable to them for one's actions

‘the Prime Minister and cabinet are responsible to Parliament’;

Responsibleadjective

being the primary cause of something and so able to be blamed or credited for it

‘Gooch was responsible for 198 of his side's 542 runs’;

Responsibleadjective

morally accountable for one's behaviour

‘the progressive emergence of the child as a responsible being’;

Responsibleadjective

(of a job or position) involving important duties, independent decision-making, or control over others

‘she had risen rapidly to a high and responsible position in the civil service’;

Responsibleadjective

capable of being trusted

‘a responsible adult’;

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