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re·spon·si·ble

responsible

 
 
pronunciation:
rih span sih bl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: expected to take care of particular things or to perform certain duties.
Parents need to be responsible for their children.Don't blame me. I am not responsible for taking care of the dog.
definition 2: being the cause of something.
I am responsible for the accident.
similar words:
guilty
definition 3: having good judgment about what is right or wrong; able to be trusted by other people.
Our baby-sitter is young but very responsible.
synonyms:
sane, sensible
similar words:
moral, reasonable
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derivation: responsibly (adv.)
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