English adjective: responsible
|1.||responsible worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable|
|Samples||A responsible adult.|
A responsible position.
The captain is responsible for the ship's safety.
The cabinet is responsible to the parliament.
|Similar||accountable, amenable, answerable, liable, trustworthy|
|See also||obligated, prudent, trustworthy, trusty|
|2.||responsible being the agent or cause|
|Samples||Determined who was the responsible party.|
Termites were responsible for the damage.
|3.||responsible having an acceptable credit rating|
|Samples||A responsible borrower.|