responsabilizarse

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A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
1. (to claim responsibility)
a. to accept responsibility
Laura se responsabilizó de cuidar al perro cuando lo adoptó.Laura accepted the responsibility of taking care of the dog when she adopted him.
b. to take responsibility for
Ya eres un adulto y debes responsabilizarte de las decisiones que tomes.You are a grown-up now and you should take responsibility for the decisions you make.
responsabilizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to accuse)
a. to hold responsible
El profesor responsabiliza a los padres del niño de su actitud agresiva.The teacher holds the child's parents responsible for his aggressive behavior.
b. to blame
Pedro responsabiliza al conductor del otro coche el accidente de su hijo.Pedro blames the driver of the other car for his son's accident.
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responsabilizar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a.
responsabilizar a alguien (de algo)to hold somebody responsible (for something)
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
2. (general)
a. to accept responsibility
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responsabilizar
transitive verb
to blame; hold responsible
responsabilizar a algn de algo to hold sb responsible for sth; place the blame for sth on sb
pronominal verb
responsabilizarse
no me responsabilizo de sus actos I'm not responsible for her actions; cada uno de nosotros debe responsabilizarse de sus actos we must all accept responsibility for our actions; responsabilizarse de un atentado to claim responsibility for an attack
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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