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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
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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