What does responsible mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. responsible, responsible for(p)adjective

    being the agent or cause

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

  3. creditworthy, responsibleadjective

    having an acceptable credit rating

    "a responsible borrower"

Wiktionary

  1. responsibleadjective

    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. responsibleadjective

    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. responsibleadjective

    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. 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?

    Etymology: From responsable, from responsus, from respondere

  5. responsibleadjective

    Able to be trusted; reliable; trustworthy.

    He looks like a responsible guy.

    Etymology: From responsable, from responsus, from respondere

Webster Dictionary

  1. 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

  2. Responsibleadjective

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

  3. Responsibleadjective

    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

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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. Nourredine Mahjoub:

    When I saw my brother on television in detention in Italy, I really believed he was under the influence of drugs or something like that, the ones who are responsible are the recruiters and the smugglers. But him, he is just another victim of lawless Libya.

  2. Michael Brown:

    You have this triangle of everyone's fighting over who's responsible for what. And the person caught in the middle, rightly or wrongly, is the victim. All they want to do is just get their lives back to normal.

  3. Richard Nephew:

    They are making decisions about whether and how to respond to what they see as a massive attack on their interests from the U.S. via sanctions by attacking U.S. interests in turn, and those of U.S. partners they believe are responsible for U.S. policy.

  4. Madeleine McCann Portuguese authorities:

    All we have ever wanted is to find Madeleine McCann, uncover the truth and bring those responsible to justice. We will never give up hope of finding Madeleine McCann alive but whatever the outcome may be, we need to know as we need to find peace.

  5. RVM:

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

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