What does responsible mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word responsible.

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. Jason Chaffetz:

    Koskinen must be held accountable for his misconduct, i am committed to using every tool at my disposal to hold Mr. Koskinen responsible for his offenses.

  2. Senator McSally:

    I don't want commanders to be off the hook : I need them to be more responsible for solving this issue.

  3. Thomas Robb:

    When the rally's over, what do you do? our goal isn't so much to get membership, but influence. When people come to our website, they see responsible people who aren't using the 'N word' in every sentence.

  4. Mark Thompson of Colorado Carpenters:

    What has happened here is unacceptable, people need to be held accountable … who is responsible and how could this have been avoided.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    I think that's a pretty responsible way to go forward. It doesn't shut anything down but also doesn't give the Department of Homeland Security a full year's funding and guarantees a kind of ongoing discussion about this whole issue.

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