responsibility


responsibility
responsibility re‧spon‧si‧bil‧i‧ty [rɪˌspɒnsˈbɪlti ǁ rɪˌspɑːn-] noun
1. [uncountable] when someone is officially in charge of something and has to make decisions about it:
responsibility for

• In his new post, he will assume responsibility for all the company's radio and TV operations.

ˌcorporate ˌsocial responsiˈbility abbreviation CSR also ˌcorporate responsiˈbility [countable, uncountable]
the idea that a company's role is not just about producing goods, but that it has a duty to help people in society and protect the environment:

• For our firm, corporate responsibility means striving to do what is right and being a good neighbor in the community.

• Corporate social responsibility ( CSR) is becoming fundamental to the creation of long-term wealth for corporations, as well as being ‘the right thing to do’.

2. responsibilities [plural] all the things someone is in charge of in a particular job, position etc:

• My workload and responsibilities have increased more than my salary.

3. [uncountable] blame for something bad that has happened:
corporate social responsibility for

• As chief executive, I accept responsibility for certain administrative problems.

• Lawyers for the airline denied any responsibility for the incident.

* * *

responsibility UK US /rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪləti/ noun
[C or U] something that it is your job or duty to deal with: responsibility to do sth »

As a board member, I have a responsibility to ask questions.

responsibility towards sb »

We have a special responsibility towards our employees.

responsibility for sth »

She will now assume responsibility for the Logistics Division.

»

take/delegate/share responsibility

[U] blame for something that has happened: responsibility for sth »

I accept responsibility for the problems.

»

The company denies responsibility for the disaster.

[plural] the things you are in charge of in your job: »

Those who survive redundancy may feel compelled to take on increasing responsibilities.

»

Employees' increased responsibilities are not always recognized.

See also CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY(Cf. corporate social responsibility), ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY(Cf. ↑environmental responsibility), SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY(Cf. ↑social responsibility)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Responsibility — may refer to:* Responsibility assumption, in spirituality and personal growth * Cabinet collective responsibility, a constitutional convention in governments using the Westminster System * Collective responsibility (doctrine), a doctrine that… …   Wikipedia

  • responsibility — I (accountability) noun accountableness, amenability, answerability, bounden duty, boundness, burden, chargeability, commitment, compulsion, culpability, duty, encumbrance, engagement, imperative duty, liability, obligation, obligatoriness,… …   Law dictionary

  • responsibility — [n1] accountability, blame albatross*, amenability, answerability, authority, boundness, burden, care, charge, constraint, contract, culpability, duty, encumbrance, engagement, fault, guilt, holding the bag*, importance, incubus, incumbency,… …   New thesaurus

  • Responsibility — Re*spon si*bil i*ty (r?*sp?n s?*b?l ?*t?), n.; pl. { ties} ( t?z). [Cf. F. responsabilit[ e].] 1. The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation. [1913 Webster] 2. That for which anyone is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • responsibility — condition of being responsible, 1787, from RESPONSIBLE (Cf. responsible) + ITY (Cf. ity). Related: Responsibilities …   Etymology dictionary

  • responsibility — ► NOUN (pl. responsibilities) 1) the state or fact of being responsible. 2) the opportunity or ability to act independently and take decisions without authorization. 3) a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal… …   English terms dictionary

  • responsibility — [ri spän΄sə bil′ə tē] n. pl. responsibilities 1. condition, quality, fact, or instance of being responsible; obligation, accountability, dependability, etc. 2. a thing or person that one is responsible for …   English World dictionary

  • responsibility — n. accountability obligation 1) to accept, assume, shoulder, take, take on (a) responsibility 2) to bear, exercise; share (the) responsibility 3) to dodge, evade, shirk responsibility 4) an awesome; clear; grave, great, heavy, terrible (colloq.)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • responsibility — noun 1 being responsible ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, full, total ▪ awesome, big, enormous, grave, great, heavy …   Collocations dictionary

  • responsibility */*/*/ — UK [rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪlətɪ] / US [rɪˌspɑnsəˈbɪlətɪ] noun Word forms responsibility : singular responsibility plural responsibilities Get it right: responsibility: Notice the spelling of responsibility, which is spelled with an i , not an a : Wrong:… …   English dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.