responsibility Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "responsibility" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

responsibilitynoun

 us   /rɪˌspɑn·səˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/

responsibility noun (DUTY)

[C/U] a duty to take care of something: [C] With this promotion, Jorge’s responsibilities will be increased. [U] Parents must assume responsibility for their children.

responsibility noun (BLAME)

[U] the cause of a particular action or situation, esp. a harmful or unpleasant one: The oil company has denied responsibility for the leak.
Translations of “responsibility”
in Korean 책임…
in Arabic مَسْؤولِيّة…
in Portuguese responsabilidade…
in Catalan responsabilitat…
in Japanese 責任, 義務…
in Italian responsabilità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 責任, 職責…
in Russian обязанность…
in Turkish sorumluluk, mesuliyet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 责任, 职责…
in Polish odpowiedzialność…
(Definition of responsibility from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of responsibility?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “responsibility” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
field event

a sports event in which athletes take part one after the other rather than racing or competing together

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More