Responsibility

  • 1 responsibility — re‧spon‧si‧bil‧i‧ty [rɪˌspɒnsˈbɪlti ǁ rɪˌspɑːn ] noun 1. [uncountable] when someone is officially in charge of something and has to make decisions about it: responsibility for • In his new post, he will assume responsibility for all the company …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Responsibility — may refer to:* Responsibility assumption, in spirituality and personal growth * Cabinet collective responsibility, a constitutional convention in governments using the Westminster System * Collective responsibility (doctrine), a doctrine that… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 responsibility — I (accountability) noun accountableness, amenability, answerability, bounden duty, boundness, burden, chargeability, commitment, compulsion, culpability, duty, encumbrance, engagement, imperative duty, liability, obligation, obligatoriness,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 responsibility — [n1] accountability, blame albatross*, amenability, answerability, authority, boundness, burden, care, charge, constraint, contract, culpability, duty, encumbrance, engagement, fault, guilt, holding the bag*, importance, incubus, incumbency,… …

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  • 5 Responsibility — Re*spon si*bil i*ty (r?*sp?n s?*b?l ?*t?), n.; pl. { ties} ( t?z). [Cf. F. responsabilit[ e].] 1. The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation. [1913 Webster] 2. That for which anyone is… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 responsibility — condition of being responsible, 1787, from RESPONSIBLE (Cf. responsible) + ITY (Cf. ity). Related: Responsibilities …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 responsibility — ► NOUN (pl. responsibilities) 1) the state or fact of being responsible. 2) the opportunity or ability to act independently and take decisions without authorization. 3) a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 responsibility — [ri spän΄sə bil′ə tē] n. pl. responsibilities 1. condition, quality, fact, or instance of being responsible; obligation, accountability, dependability, etc. 2. a thing or person that one is responsible for …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 responsibility — n. accountability obligation 1) to accept, assume, shoulder, take, take on (a) responsibility 2) to bear, exercise; share (the) responsibility 3) to dodge, evade, shirk responsibility 4) an awesome; clear; grave, great, heavy, terrible (colloq.)… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 responsibility */*/*/ — UK [rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪlətɪ] / US [rɪˌspɑnsəˈbɪlətɪ] noun Word forms responsibility : singular responsibility plural responsibilities Get it right: responsibility: Notice the spelling of responsibility, which is spelled with an i , not an a : Wrong:… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 responsibility — noun 1 being responsible ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, full, total ▪ awesome, big, enormous, grave, great, heavy …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 responsibility — re|spon|si|bil|i|ty W1S2 [rıˌspɔnsıˈbılıti US rıˌspa:n ] n plural responsibilities 1.) [U] a duty to be in charge of someone or something, so that you make decisions and can be blamed if something bad happens ▪ Kelly s promotion means more money… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 responsibility — re|spon|si|bil|i|ty [ rı,spansə bıləti ] noun *** 1. ) uncount the state or job of being in charge of someone or something and of making sure that what they do or what happens to them is right or satisfactory: She has a lot of responsibility in… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 responsibility — noun 1 IN CHARGE (U) a duty to be in charge of or look after something, so that you make decisions and can be blamed if something bad happens: She was given promotion and more responsibility. | have responsibility for: The Health Minister has… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 responsibility — [[t]rɪspɒ̱nsɪbɪ̱lɪti[/t]] ♦♦ responsibilities 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N for n/ ing If you have responsibility for something or someone, or if they are your responsibility, it is your job or duty to deal with them and to take decisions relating to them …

    English dictionary

  • 16 responsibility — 01. It is your [responsibility] to make sure that your homework is done on time. 02. You children are [responsible] for making sure that all your toys are put away before supper. 03. It is totally [irresponsible] for you to get your girlfriend… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 responsibility*/*/*/ — [rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪləti] noun [U] 1) something that you have to do as a duty or a job She has a lot of responsibility as a nurse.[/ex] Overall responsibility for the school lies with the head teacher.[/ex] You will have responsibility for… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 responsibility — n. (pl. ies) 1 a (often foll. by for, of) the state or fact of being responsible (refuses all responsibility for it; will take the responsibility of doing it). b authority; the ability to act independently and make decisions (a job with more… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 responsibility — /ri spon seuh bil i tee/, n., pl. responsibilities. 1. the state or fact of being responsible. 2. an instance of being responsible: The responsibility for this mess is yours! 3. a particular burden of obligation upon one who is responsible: the… …

    Universalium

  • 20 responsibility — noun 1) it was his responsibility to find witnesses Syn: duty, task, function, job, role, business 2) they denied responsibility for the bomb attack Syn: blame, fault, guilt, culpability, liability …

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