held responsible

held responsible
index accused (charged)

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  • responsible — responsible, answerable, accountable, amenable, liable can all mean subject to an authority which may exact redress in case of default. Responsible, answerable, and accountable are very close, all meaning capable of being called upon to answer or …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • responsible */*/*/ — UK [rɪˈspɒnsəb(ə)l] / US [rɪˈspɑnsəb(ə)l] adjective Get it right: responsible: Don t use the preposition of after the adjective responsible. Use for: Wrong: Parents must be responsible of their children s behaviour. Right: Parents must be… …   English dictionary

  • responsible — re|spon|si|ble [ rı spansəbl ] adjective *** 1. ) never before noun deserving to be blamed for something that has happened: Parents feel responsible when things go wrong. hold someone responsible (for something): The farmer was held responsible… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • responsible*/*/*/ — [rɪˈspɒnsəb(ə)l] adj 1) if you are responsible for something that has happened, you caused it, or you deserve to be blamed for it Parents feel responsible when things go wrong.[/ex] He was responsible for the accident.[/ex] The farmer was held… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • responsible — [ri spän′sə bəl] adj. [MFr < L responsus: see RESPONSE] 1. expected or obliged to account (for something, to someone); answerable; accountable 2. involving accountability, obligation, or duties [a responsible position] 3. that can be charged… …   English World dictionary

  • responsible — [adj1] accountable, in charge answerable, at fault, at the helm, authoritative, bonded, bound, bound to, carrying the load, censurable, chargeable, compelled, constrained, contracted, culpable, decision making, devolving on, duty bound, engaged,… …   New thesaurus

  • Responsible Government League — The Responsible Government League was a political movement in the Dominion of Newfoundland.The Responsible Government League of Newfoundland, led by Peter Cashin, was formed in February 1947 by anti Confederation delegates to the Newfoundland… …   Wikipedia

  • Responsible Government —    The mid nineteenth century extension of self government to British colonies possessing representative legislatures. The British North American colonies had been granted representative government that is to say elected assemblies at various… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • responsible — adjective 1) who is responsible for the prisons? Syn: in charge of, in control of, at the helm of, accountable for, liable for 2) if an error s been made, I m the one who s responsible Syn: accountable, answerable, to blame, guilty …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • responsible — adj. 1 having the job/duty of doing sth VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ remain ▪ make sb ▪ I am making you responsible for the cooking …   Collocations dictionary

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