responsibility

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /rɪˌspɑnsəˈbɪlɪti/
  • SAMPA: /rI%spAns@"bIlIti/
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Noun[change]

Singular
responsibility

Plural
responsibilities

  1. A responsibility is any action which somebody trusts or expects that another person will do. Responsibilities are normally given or taken.
    He took that responsibility upon himself.
    Looking after that pet is a big responsibility.

Usage[change]

The phrase it is your responsibility (to) is another way to say you should or you must.

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