[ adjective ] being the agent or cause




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

Used in print

(The New York Times,...)

The 53 - year old Shea , a prominent corporation lawyer with a sports background , is generally recognized as the man most responsible_for the imminent return of a National_League club to New_York .

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

He won't submit to his natural desires all_the_time , and it 's Mother 's love that is responsible_for his good behavior .

(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)

Whether this abnormal TSH differs chemically from pituitary TSH , or is , alternatively , normal TSH with its period of effectiveness modified by some other blood constituent , cannot be decided without chemical study of the activity in the blood of these patients and a comparison of the substance responsible_for the blood activity with pituitary TSH .

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

Above_all , we should seek to encourage the leaders of these societies to accept the unpleasant fact that they are responsible_for their fates .

(Philip Jos‚ Farmer, The Lovers....)

He is the one responsible_for my getting such low M.R. 's .

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