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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

How to pronounce responsible?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Jennifer Kesse:

    Everyday there are active interviews and actions being taken to find the people responsible for taking Jenniferor the people with the information to piece it all together, it's painstaking work.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will, now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible.

  3. Sarah Palin:

    If I were head of that, I would get rid of it and I would let the states start having more control over the lands that are within their boundaries and the people who are affected by the developments within their space, so, you know, if I were in charge of that, it would be a short-term job. But it would be really great to have someone who knows energy and is pro-responsible development to be in charge.

  4. Zhou Wei:

    The incident of December 31 should not have happened and was totally avoidable, we feel very pained, guilty and responsible for this.

  5. Tawanda Jones:

    Nobody’s here saying anything bad about cops – we’re here talking about killer cops, holding killer cops responsible.

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