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Meaning & Definition of Responsibility in English

English

Responsibility

/rispɑnsəbɪləti/

noun

1. The social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

  • "We must instill a sense of duty in our children"
  • "Every right implies a responsibility
  • Every opportunity, an obligation
  • Every possession, a duty"- john d.rockefeller jr
    synonym:
  • duty
  • ,
  • responsibility
  • ,
  • obligation

2. The proper sphere or extent of your activities

  • "It was his province to take care of himself"
    synonym:
  • province
  • ,
  • responsibility

3. A form of trustworthiness

  • The trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct
  • "He holds a position of great responsibility"
    synonym:
  • responsibility
  • ,
  • responsibleness

Examples of using

In the end, Tom had to bite the bullet and take responsibility for his actions.
Not everyone is ready to take responsibility and expose himself to risk of making mistakes.
It is a big responsibility.