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  Definition of responsibility
  1. the social force that binds you to your obligations and the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- Jo
  2. a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one''s conduct; "he holds a position of great responsibility"
  3. the proper sphere or extent of your activities; "it was his province to take care of himself"
Similar Words: duty, obligation, responsibleness, province

 

Hyponyms: job, guardianship, keeping, safekeeping, moral obligation, noblesse oblige, burden of proof, civic duty, civic responsibility, filial duty, imperative, incumbency, legal duty, line of duty, white man's burden, prerequisite, requirement, demand, fault, accountability, answerability, answerableness, dependability, dependableness, reliability, reliableness, ecclesiastical province

 

Attributes: responsible, irresponsible

 

Part Meronyms: character, fiber, fibre

 

Derivational Morphology: compel, oblige, obligate

 

Language Translations:
Armenian: պատասխանատվություն   Chinese: 責任  
Danish: ansvar   Dutch: verantwoordelijkheid  
Esperanto: respondeco   Finnish: vastuu  
French: responsabilité   German: Verantwortung  
Hungarian: felelősség   Interlingua: responsabilitate  
Italian: responsabilità   Japanese: 責任  
Korean: 책임   Malayalam: ഉത്തരവാദിത്വം  
Portuguese: responsabilidade   Russian: ответственность  
Spanish: responsabilidad   Swedish: ansvar  
 
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