responsibility

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Singular
responsibility

Plural
responsibilities

  1. 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.

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

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