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Meaning & Definition of Responsible in English

English

Responsible

/rispɑnsəbəl/

adjective

1. Worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust

  • Or held accountable
  • "A responsible adult"
  • "Responsible journalism"
  • "A responsible position"
  • "The captain is responsible for the ship's safety"
  • "The cabinet is responsible to the parliament"
    synonym:
  • responsible

2. Being the agent or cause

  • "Determined who was the responsible party"
  • "Termites were responsible for the damage"
    synonym:
  • responsible
  • ,
  • responsible for(p)

3. Having an acceptable credit rating

  • "A responsible borrower"
    synonym:
  • creditworthy
  • ,
  • responsible

Examples of using

I consider Tom a thoroughly responsible individual.
Tom's strategy was responsible for the victory.
You're responsible for books you take out of the library.