Translation of "responsible" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /rɪˈspɒn.sə.bəl/ us /rɪˈspɑːn.sə.bəl/

responsible adjective (DUTY)

be responsible for sb/sth/doing sth

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B1 to have control and authority over something or someone and the duty of taking care of it, him, or her

Paul is directly responsible for the efficient running of the office. 保羅直接負責辦事處的高效運作。
Her department is responsible for overseeing the councils. 她的部門負責監督各市政會的工作。
be responsible to sb/sth

to be controlled by someone or something

In Australia, the prime minister and the Cabinet are responsible to the House of Representatives. 在澳大利亞,總理和內閣對衆議院負責。

responsible adjective (BLAME)

be responsible for sth/doing sth

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B2 to be the person who caused something to happen, especially something bad

Who is responsible for this terrible mess? 誰把這裡搞得亂七八糟的?
Last month's bad weather was responsible for the crop failure. 莊稼歉收是因為上月天氣惡劣。
hold sb/sth responsible

to blame someone or something

He held me personally responsible whenever anything went wrong in the project. 任何時候只要專案計劃出現問題,他都歸咎到我個人身上。
be responsible for your actions

to be in control of yourself so that you can fairly be blamed for your bad actions

The defendant was depressed and therefore not fully responsible for her own actions. 被告患有抑鬱症,因此不能完全為她自己的行爲負責。

responsible adjective (GOOD JUDGMENT)

B2 having good judgment and the ability to act correctly and make decisions on your own

a hard-working and responsible employee 勤懇負責的僱員
Let's stay calm and try to behave like responsible adults. 讓我們冷靜下來,行事儘量拿出成年人應有的明辨是非的能力。
Many big companies are now becoming more responsible about the way they operate. 許多大公司現在在經營方式上變得越來越穩健紮實。

B2 A responsible job or position involves making important decisions or doing important things.


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(Translation of “responsible” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)