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Synonyms for responsibility
rɪˌspɒn səˈbɪl ɪ tire·spon·si·bil·i·ty

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. responsibilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    responsibleness

  2. responsibilitynoun

    The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.

    Responsibility is a heavy burden.

    Synonyms:
    responsibleness

  3. responsibilitynoun

    A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is held accountable.

    Synonyms:
    responsibleness

  4. responsibilitynoun

    The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).

    Synonyms:
    responsibleness

  5. responsibilitynoun

    The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).

    Synonyms:
    responsibleness

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. responsibility

    Etymologically, duty is that which is owed or due; obligation, that to or by which one is bound; right, that which is correct, straight, or in the direct line of truth and goodness; responsibility, that for which one must answer. Duty and responsibility are thought of as to some person or persons; right is impersonal. One's duty may be to others or to himself; his obligations and responsibilities are to others. Duty arises from the nature of things; obligation and responsibility may be created by circumstances, as by one's own promise, or by the acceptance of a trust, etc. We speak of a parent's duty, a debtor's obligation; or of a child's duty of obedience, and a parent's responsibility for the child's welfare. Right is that which accords with the moral system of the universe. Righteousness is right incarnated in action. In a more limited sense, right may be used of what one may rightly claim, and so be the converse of duty. It is the creditor's right to demand payment, and the debtor's duty to pay. Compare BUSINESS.

    Synonyms:
    accountability, business, duty, function, obligation, office, right, righteousness

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. duty, responsibility, obligationnoun

    the social force that binds you to 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"- John D.Rockefeller Jr

    Synonyms:
    duty, obligation, debt instrument, responsibleness, province, indebtedness, tariff, certificate of indebtedness

    Antonyms:
    irresponsibility, irresponsibleness

  2. province, responsibilitynoun

    the proper sphere or extent of your activities

    "it was his province to take care of himself"

    Synonyms:
    state, province, duty, responsibleness, obligation

    Antonyms:
    irresponsibility, irresponsibleness

  3. responsibility, responsiblenessnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    province, duty, responsibleness, obligation

    Antonyms:
    irresponsibleness, irresponsibility

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. assignment

    1. a piece of work that needs to be done regularly 2. something assigned to be read or studied

    1. his first newspaper assignment was writing obituaries 2. have you found essay writer to write an assignment for tomorrow?

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. responsibilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    accountableness, accountability, responsibleness, liability, obligation, bounden duty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.5 / 2 votes

  1. responsibilitynoun

    Synonyms:
    accountability, liability, duty, trust

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How to use responsibility in a sentence?

  1. Pope Francis:

    The people who had the responsibility to take care of these tender ones violated that trust and caused them great pain.

  2. Federica Mogherini:

    At a time when the Union is questioned from within, seeing that with our immediate neighbors there is such an energy and willingness to join and work hard to adapt their countries, society, economy, institutions, systems to the European standards, gives us the sense of responsibility we have also towards our European Union citizenship.

  3. New York:

    There's a lot of other districts that are much more competitive -- they don't have the privilege or the luxury to say' Yes,' Medicare for All.'' ' Yes, a Green New Deal,' there aren't too many districts like these that can lead the country. And so New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez all have the responsibility for all of us to help us add one more member to lead that fight.

  4. Stef Blok:

    We call on Russia to accept its responsibility and cooperate fully with the process to establish the truth and achieve justice for the victims of flight MH17, the Netherlands and Australia have asked Russia today to enter a dialogue in order to come to a solution that does justice to the enormous suffering and damage caused by the downing of flight MH17.

  5. Amanda Seales:

    We deserve a break, and when I say 'we,' I mean all us black folks, watching the kneeling, the gratuitous Kente cloth, the 'I take responsibility' speeches and saying to ourselves, 'Wow. Y'all goofy.'.


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