Definition of 'responsible'
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They told me the person responsible has been disciplined. The Sun (2017)Such systems could help police target the small number of people who are responsible for a large proportion of all crime. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Successive Westminster governments are responsible for the above problems. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We played them once and beat them so we're not responsible for their position. Times, Sunday Times (2017)So, the person responsible for mending the wall is the owner of the common land. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So, it is highly unlikely that your landlord is responsible for the actions of the tenants upstairs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's the person who has to stay sober and be responsible and generally act like security in a nightclub. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Government agencies responsible for bringing fraudsters and financial criminals to book have suffered serial criticism when long-running and expensive investigations result in no convictions. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The public came to hold governments responsible for national economies. Politics, Planning and the State (1990)Young people must practise responsible behaviour on social networking sites. The Sun (2009)You have to prove that the other person was responsible for it. Times, Sunday Times (2013)As a church family we are equally responsible and accountable to one another. Christianity Today (2000)Family doctors are highly trained people doing an important and responsible job. Times, Sunday Times (2007)With his love of the region and its people this responsible position suited him admirably. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Responsible governments have deployed this wealth by investing it and thereby diversifying their sources of income. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They expect you to be the responsible one. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This would lead to more realistic and responsible behaviour by investment bankers and fund managers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Individuals who carry out wrongful acts are also responsible in international law. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet as adults we are responsible for our actions. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They hold responsible positions because they are trusted to do so. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Responsible for writing one of the worst books in the history of publishing. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They felt that they were the masters in their own workplace, responsible people. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)It's important that those responsible for these deaths are brought to justice. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Alas, the same man was responsible for both howlers. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'responsible'
British English: responsible /rɪˈspɒnsəbl/ ADJECTIVE
If you are responsible for something bad that has happened, it is your fault.
He still felt responsible for her death.
- American English: responsible
- Arabic: مَسْؤُول
- Brazilian Portuguese: responsável
- Chinese: 负责的
- Croatian: odgovoran
- Czech: odpovědný
- Danish: ansvarlig
- Dutch: verantwoordelijk
- European Spanish: responsable
- Finnish: vastuullinen
- French: responsable
- German: verantwortlich
- Greek: υπεύθυνος
- Italian: responsabile
- Japanese: 責任がある
- Korean: 책임이 있는
- Norwegian: ansvarlig
- Polish: odpowiedzialny
- European Portuguese: responsável
- Romanian: responsabil
- Russian: ответственный
- Spanish: responsable a cargo de algo
- Swedish: ansvarig
- Thai: รับผิดชอบ
- Turkish: sorumlu
- Ukrainian: відповідальний
- Vietnamese: chịu trách nhiệm
Definition of responsible from the Collins English Dictionary
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