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"
responsible, responsible for(p)(adj)
being the agent or cause
"determined who was the responsible party"; "termites were responsible for the damage"
having an acceptable credit rating
"a responsible borrower"
Answerable for an act performed or for its consequences; accountable; amenable, especially legally or politically.
Parents are responsible for their child's behaviour.
Capable of responding to any reasonable claim; able to answer reasonably for one's conduct and obligations; capable of rational conduct.
Involving responsibility; involving a degree of personal accountability on the part of the person concerned.
She has a responsible position in the firm.
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?
Able to be trusted; reliable; trustworthy.
He looks like a responsible guy.
Origin: From responsable, from responsus, from respondere
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
able to respond or answer for one's conduct and obligations; trustworthy, financially or otherwise; as, to have a responsible man for surety
involving responsibility; involving a degree of accountability on the part of the person concerned; as, a responsible office
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'responsible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1062
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'responsible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1492
Rank popularity for the word 'responsible' in Adjectives Frequency: #133
The numerical value of responsible in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of responsible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You are not responsible for the reader, you're only responsible for what you are writing.
None of us are responsible for all the things that happen to us, but we are responsible for the way we act when they do happen.
But God gives you methods to be responsible, some think that, excuse me if I use that word, that in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits. No. Responsible parenthood.
As a matter of international law, the U.S. is legally obliged to bring those responsible to justice, the U.S. Attorney General is under a legal duty to bring criminal charges against those responsible.
All we want is justice for John Crawford and everyone responsible for John Crawford's death should be held responsible, the criminal justice system refused to hold those accountable so the civil system must.
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Translations for responsible
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- مسؤولة, مسئولة, مسؤول, مسئولArabic
- responsableCatalan, Valencian
- ansvarlig, ansvarsbevidst, pålidelig, ansvarsfuld, ansvarligeDanish
- verantwortungsvoll, verantwortlich, zuverlässig, vernünftigGerman
- responsable, de responsabilidadSpanish
- cùramach, an urra riScottish Gaelic
- tanggung jawabIndonesian
- betrouwbaar, verantwoordelijk, degelijk, responsabel, aansprakelijkDutch
- pålitlig, ansvarsfull, ansvarstagande, förtroende, ansvarig, ansvarskännandeSwedish
- sorumluluk sahibiTurkish
- chịu trách nhiệmVietnamese
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