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English definition of “responsible”

responsible

adjective     /rɪˈspɒnsəbl/
be responsible for sb/sth/doing sth B1 to be the person whose duty is to deal with someone or something: I'm responsible for looking after the children in the evenings .Duty, obligation and responsibility
be responsible for sth/doing sth B2 to be the person who caused something to happen , especially something bad : Who was responsible for the accident ?Duty, obligation and responsibilityGuilty
BEHAVING CORRECTLY B2 showing good judgment and able to be trusted : a hard-working and responsible employee a responsible attitude → Opposite irresponsibleLoyal, faithful and dependable
JOB B2 A responsible job is important because you have to make decisions that affect other people .Duty, obligation and responsibility
be responsible to sb If you are responsible to someone at work , they are in a higher position than you and you have to tell them what you have done.Duty, obligation and responsibility
(Definition of responsible adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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