[ 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 .