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English definition of “responsible”

responsible

adjective (BLAME)    /rɪˈspɒn.sɪ.bl̩/ US  /-ˈspɑːn-/
be responsible for sth/doing sth B2 to be the person who caused something to happen, especially something bad: Who is responsible for this terrible mess? Last month's bad weather was responsible for the crop failure.Guilty hold sb/sth responsible to blame someone or something: He held me personally responsible whenever anything went wrong in the project.Innocent be responsible for your actions to be in control of yourself so that you can fairly be blamed for your bad actions: The defendant was depressed and therefore not fully responsible for her own actions.Innocent
(Definition of responsible adjective (BLAME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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