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[ adjective ] worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable

Examples

"a responsible adult" "responsible journalism" "a responsible position" "the captain is responsible for the ship's safety" "the cabinet is responsible to the parliament"

Used in print

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

If the dance teachers of America make it their business to prepare their young charges for the gymnastics that must come some_day if our schools are really responsible , we will be that_much ahead .

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

The anaconda proves to be the fly_in_the_ointment , but the reason for this is not clear ; the relatively wild conditions still found in tropical South_America might be responsible .

(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)

As a nation , we feel an obligation to assist other countries in their development ; but this obligation pertains only to countries which are honestly seeking to become responsible members of a stable and forward-moving world community .

(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)

It was responsible and sometimes dangerous work because the thieving is awful in the port of New_York .

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[ adjective ] being the agent or cause

Synonyms

responsible_for

Examples

"determined who was the responsible party" "termites were responsible for the damage"

Used in print

(George Harmon Coxe, Error of Judgement....)

He , Casey , had been scared for_a_while , but that had come mostly from the fact that he felt responsible .

Related terms

causative

3
[ adjective ] having an acceptable credit rating

Synonyms

creditworthy

Examples

"a responsible borrower"

Related terms

trustworthy

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