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responsibility

noun  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…
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