What does responsible mean?

Definitions for responsible
rɪˈspɒn sə bəlre·spon·si·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. responsible(adj)

    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"

  2. responsible, responsible for(p)(adj)

    being the agent or cause

    "determined who was the responsible party"; "termites were responsible for the damage"

  3. creditworthy, responsible(adj)

    having an acceptable credit rating

    "a responsible borrower"

Wiktionary

  1. responsible(Adjective)

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

    Parents are responsible for their child's behaviour.

    Etymology: From responsable, from responsus, from respondere

  2. responsible(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From responsable, from responsus, from respondere

  3. responsible(Adjective)

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

    She has a responsible position in the firm.

    Etymology: From responsable, from responsus, from respondere

  4. responsible(Adjective)

    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?

    Etymology: From responsable, from responsus, from respondere

  5. responsible(Adjective)

    Able to be trusted; reliable; trustworthy.

    He looks like a responsible guy.

    Etymology: From responsable, from responsus, from respondere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Responsible(adj)

    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

  2. Responsible(adj)

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

  3. Responsible(adj)

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

Editors Contribution

  1. responsible

    To be accountable or trusted to action or make a choice or decision.

    Our children are responsible at a very young age as we teach and educate them to be responsible people.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'responsible' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1062

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'responsible' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1492

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'responsible' in Adjectives Frequency: #133

How to pronounce responsible?

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How to say responsible in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of responsible in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of responsible in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of responsible in a Sentence

  1. RVM:

    Choices, not Chances, are responsible for the quality of our Life. Spend time to Think, Reflect, Introspect, and then Choose. -RVM

  2. Saleh al-Mutlaq:

    But unfortunately, the army was built in a way that the militias was entered in it, and also it was not built on a national basis, but on a sectarian one, unfortunately, the withdrawal was not in a responsible way. So the occupation was wrong, and the withdrawal was wrong also. Both of them are wrong steps, which led to what we are now. Now we have to act immediately.

  3. Rima Kamal:

    At this point we don't know who is behind the abduction, what are the motives, but we are trying to appeal to those (responsible) to release our colleague, this incidence comes on top of many security incidents we have had, and it is deplorable.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    We know young black men are twice as likely as young white men to be 'disconnected' ... we've got to reconnect them, we've got to give more of these young men access to mentors. We've got to continue to encourage responsible fatherhood. We've got to provide more pathways to apply to college or find a job. We can keep them from falling through the cracks.

  5. Hendrik Willem Van Loon:

    Great Britain, an island off the Dutch coast, which is responsible for the happiness of fully one-quarter of the human race. Per: Van Loon's Geography, Copy-write 1932. Garden City Publishing, Copy-write 1937; Page-216.

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