responsibility


responsibility
n.
accountability
obligation

1) to accept, assume, shoulder, take, take on (a) responsibility

2) to bear, exercise; share (the) responsibility

3) to dodge, evade, shirk responsibility

4) an awesome; clear; grave, great, heavy, terrible (colloq.) responsibility

5) collective; personal responsibility

6) the ultimate responsibility

7) responsibility lies with smb.

8) responsibility for (to bear the responsibility for the smooth operation of the assembly line)

9) the responsibility to + inf. (everyone has the responsibility to pay taxes)

10) responsibility that + clause; subj. (it was her responsibility that all members be/should be notified)

11) on one's responsibility (she did it on her own responsibility)

blame

12) to lay the responsibility at smb.'s door

13) to admit, claim responsibility (a shadowy group claimed responsibility for the hijacking)

14) to disclaim responsibility

15) responsibility for

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[rɪˌspɒnsə'bɪlɪtɪ]
clear
heavy
personal responsibility
share (the) responsibility
shirk responsibility
take on (a) responsibility
terrible (colloq.) responsibility
claim responsibility (a shadowy group claimed responsibility for the hijacking)
subj. (it was her responsibility that all members be/should be notified)
['accountability'] ['obligation'] to accept
['blame'] to lay the responsibility at smb. 's door
an awesome
the ultimate responsibility
to admit
to bear
to disclaim responsibility
to dodge
responsibility for
responsibility lies with smb.
responsibility that + clause
the responsibility to + inf. (everyone has the responsibility to pay taxes)
on one's responsibility (she did it on her own responsibility)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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