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Synonyms for responsibility
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. duty, responsibility, obligation(noun)

    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, responsibility(noun)

    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, responsibleness(noun)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. responsibility(noun)

    Synonyms:
    responsibleness

  2. responsibility(noun)

    The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.

    Responsibility is a heavy burden.

    Synonyms:
    responsibleness

  3. responsibility(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    responsibleness

  4. responsibility(noun)

    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. responsibility(noun)

    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 Antonyms

  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

Editors Contribution

  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 Synonymes

  1. responsibility(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. responsibility(n)

    Synonyms:
    accountability, liability, duty, trust

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How to use responsibility in a sentence?

  1. Professor Freyd:

    It's the duty of faculty members to speak openly and honestly based on the extent to which they have expertise or information on a topic, our primary responsibility is to produce knowledge and to teach knowledge and that's why academic freedom is so important. If my job is to reveal the underlying truth of things and to teach that truth, if I see something that looks problematic, I speak honestly about it.

  2. The United:

    Venezuela has truly collapsed already, there is no service in the hospitals. These were the best hospitals in the country. If The United States are in the capital what is it like kilometers inside Venezuela where there hasn't been or there has been very little gasoline with periodic cuts in electricity, without basic goods, with inefficient public transportation ? You can say with all responsibility that Venezuela has already collapsed.

  3. Eduard Sagalaev:

    The process of creating new, democratic organs of government power is beginning, and, as never before, the greatest responsibility rests with the broadcast media.

  4. James Agee:

    In every child who is born, no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life toward the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of terror, and of God.

  5. Dennis Muilenburg:

    As pilots have told us, erroneous activation of the MCAS function can add to what is already a high-workload environment, it's our responsibility to eliminate this risk. We own it and we know how to do it.


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