1【guilty】2【in charge of】3【sensible】4【cause】5 responsible job/position6 be responsible to somebody
【GUILTY】 [not before noun]
if someone is responsible for an accident, mistake, crime etc, it is their fault or they can be blamedresponsible for Police believe that the same man is responsible for three other murders in the area. We are determined to bring the people responsible to justice.hold sb responsible (for sth) If anything goes wrong, I will hold you personally responsible .【IN CHARGE OF】 [not before noun]
having a duty to be in charge of or to look after someone or somethingresponsible for Mills is responsible for a budget of over $5 million. The airline is legally responsible for the safety of its passengers.responsible for doing sth He is responsible for recruiting and training new staff.【SENSIBLE】
sensible and able to make good judgments, so that you can be trusted
→reliable You can leave the children with Billy - he's very responsible.responsible adult/citizen It's time you started acting like a responsible adult.【CAUSE】 [not before noun]
if something is responsible for a change, problem, event etc, it causes itresponsible for The floods were responsible for the deaths of over a hundred people.responsible job/position
a job in which the ability to make good judgments and decisions is neededbe responsible to sb
if you are responsible to someone, that person is in charge of your work and you must explain what you have done to them Cabinet members are directly responsible to the President.
is always an adjective, never a noun.
To be responsible for (doing) something
can mean to have done something wrong : Who is responsible for this mess?
It can also mean to have to do or take care of something : You're responsible for taking people's coats.
| Our department is responsible for marketing.The person/company etc responsible
is the person etc who has done something wrong : Police are determined to catch the man responsible (NOT the responsible).
person, or someone who is responsible
, is sensible : Children should be in the care of a responsible adult.
| He's a very responsible young man.