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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 irresponsible Loyal, 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
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