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Responsible - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Responsible' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Responsible [ a.]
- Liable to respond; likely to be called upon to answer; accountable; answerable; amenable; as, a guardian is responsible to the court for his conduct in the office.
- Able to respond or answer for one's conduct and obligations; trustworthy, financially or otherwise; as, to have a responsible man for surety.
- Involving responsibility; involving a degree of accountability on the part of the person concerned; as, a responsible office.

Meaning of 'Responsible' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . responsible [ a]
Meaning (1):
- worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable
Example in sentence:
  • a responsible adult;
  • a responsible position;
  • responsible journalism;
  • the cabinet is responsible to the parliament;
  • the captain is responsible for the ship's safety
2 . responsible [ s]
Meaning (2):
- having an acceptable credit rating
Example in sentence:
  • a responsible borrower
Meaning (3):
- being the agent or cause
Example in sentence:
  • determined who was the responsible party;
  • termites were responsible for the damage