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responsibility

noun
 
 
/rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪləti/
[C or U] something that it is your job or duty to deal with: responsibility to do sth As a board member, I have a responsibility to ask questions.responsibility towards sb We have a special responsibility towards our employees.responsibility for sth She will now assume responsibility for the Logistics Division. take/delegate/share responsibility
[U] blame for something that has happened: responsibility for sth I accept responsibility for the problems. The company denies responsibility for the disaster.
[plural] the things you are in charge of in your job: Those who survive redundancy may feel compelled to take on increasing responsibilities. Employees' increased responsibilities are not always recognized. → See also corporate social responsibility, environmental responsibility, social responsibility
(Definition of responsibility from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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