› used to describe something, for example, a job, where you are able to act and make decisions on your own: It's a responsible job for which I've been well rewarded.
be responsible for sb/sth › to have control and authority over someone or something and the duty to take care of them: He is responsible for the council's waste management department. › to make something happen, especially something bad: She was responsible for causing the accident.
be responsible to sb/sth › to be controlled by someone or something: Only our elected representatives, responsible to us, can make these big decisions.
hold sb/sth responsible › to blame someone or something for something bad that happened: He was held responsible for the accident.
be responsible for your actions › to be able to be fairly blamed for bad things that you do or mistakes that you make: Although he was ill at the time, he was still responsible for his actions.