Definitions for responsibilityrɪˌspɒn səˈbɪl ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•spon•si•bil•i•tyrɪˌspɒn səˈbɪl ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the state, fact, or quality of being responsible.

  2. an instance of being responsible:

    The responsibility for this mess is yours!

  3. a particular burden of obligation upon one who is responsible:

    the responsibilities of authority.

  4. a person or thing for which one is responsible.

Origin of responsibility:

1780–90

Princeton's WordNet

  1. duty, responsibility, obligation(noun)

    the social force that binds you to 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"- John D.Rockefeller Jr

  2. province, responsibility(noun)

    the proper sphere or extent of your activities

    "it was his province to take care of himself"

  3. responsibility, responsibleness(noun)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. responsibility(noun)ɪˌspɒn səˈbɪl ɪ ti

    sth you do because it is your duty or job

    moral/social responsibilities; It is the jury's responsibility to listen to all the evidence.; We all have a responsibility to learn from history.; his main responsibilities as the head of the department

  2. responsibilityɪˌspɒn səˈbɪl ɪ ti

    blame for sth bad

  3. responsibilityɪˌspɒn səˈbɪl ɪ ti

    to admit that you are to blame

    Someone has to take responsibility for the mess we're in.

  4. responsibilityɪˌspɒn səˈbɪl ɪ ti

    to state that you are responsible

    Separatists have claimed responsibility for the bombings.

Wiktionary

  1. responsibility(Noun)

    The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.

    Responsibility is a heavy burden.

  2. responsibility(Noun)

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

  3. responsibility(Noun)

    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. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).

  4. responsibility(Noun)

    The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Responsibility(noun)

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

  2. Responsibility(noun)

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

  3. Responsibility(noun)

    ability to answer in payment; means of paying

Freebase

  1. Responsibility

    "Responsibility" is a song by pop punk band MxPx. It was released in 2000 and appeared on their sixth album The Ever Passing Moment and was a minor radio hit, peaking at #24 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart. The video, which is directed by The Malloys, features Mike, Tom, and Yuri messing around and causing mayhem while caddying at a golf course, and also includes an appearance by Cheers star George Wendt. The song was featured in the Daria Television Movie Is It Fall Yet?. It was also featured in the show Drake & Josh in the episode "Driver's License", and the show's soundtrack.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. responsibility

    1. 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. 2. The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual. See also accountability.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'responsibility' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1108

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'responsibility' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1254

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'responsibility' in Nouns Frequency: #364


Translations for responsibility

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

responsibility(noun)

something which a person has to look after, do etc

He takes his responsibilities very seriously.

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