responsibility

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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (obligation)
a. la responsabilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
It is your responsibility to make sure the employees do their job.Es tu responsabilidad asegurarte de que los empleados cumplan con su trabajo.
2. (authority)
a. la responsabilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Sally would like to take on more responsibility at work.A Sally le gustaría asumir más responsabilidad en el trabajo.
3. (liability)
a. la responsabilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The other driver accepts full responsibility and is paying for the repairs.El otro conductor acepta toda la responsabilidad y está pagando los reparos.
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responsibility
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la responsabilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
to take or accept full responsibility for somethingasumir toda la responsabilidad de algo
answering the phone is his responsibility, not minecontestar el teléfono le corresponde a él, no a mí
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responsibility [rɪsˌpɒnsəˈbɪlɪtɪ]
noun
1 (liability) responsabilidad (f)
you're the boss — the responsibility lies entirely with you to [accept] [admit] responsibility for sth it was my fault - I accept full responsibility
he has accepted or admitted responsibility for the tragedy ha aceptado ser responsable de la tragedia
British Rail has admitted responsibility for the accident they've wanted to assert their own role in government, but it looks like they're afraid to accept responsibility
the group which claimed responsibility for the attack el grupo que reivindicó el atentado
joint responsibility responsabilidad (f) conjunta
few men seem to question that child-rearing is a joint responsibility the defense of the region was recognized as the joint responsibility of France and Japan this principle of shared responsibility for the drug problem has been accepted world-wide on one's [own] responsibility if only he would act more on his own responsibility I took them to Paris on my own responsibility
to place or put the responsibility for sth on sb hacer a algn responsable de algo; hacer que la responsabilidad de algo recaiga sobre algn
it places the responsibility for pollution squarely on (the shoulders of) the company to [take] [assume] responsibility for sth/sb
shared responsibility responsabilidad (f) compartida
the company takes no responsibility for objects left here la empresa no asume responsabilidad por los objetos que se dejen aquí; la empresa no se responsabiliza de los objetos que se dejen aquí
he took full responsibility for the loss someone had to give orders and take responsibility for mistakes I made a mistake and I will assume responsibility for it they willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture I take full responsibility for having made you unhappy
2 (duty, obligation) responsabilidad (f)
that's his responsibility eso es responsabilidad suya; she's not your responsibility ella no es responsabilidad tuya; ella no está bajo tu responsabilidad; it's a big responsibility for him supone una gran responsabilidad para él
he has too many responsibilities we have general responsibilities regarding the cleanliness of the environment the handling of the vessel remained his responsibility I am told that he handled his responsibilities as a counselor in a highly intelligent and caring fashion it seems it's still mainly the woman's responsibility to keep the home clean giving a dog a new home is a big responsibility the responsibilities of her full time job I try to balance work and /[family] responsibilities/ it's not my responsibility [to] do that
it's my responsibility to lock up cerrar es responsabilidad mía; yo soy el responsable de cerrar
she didn't want to take on more responsibilities no quería asumir más responsabilidades
to have a responsibility [to] [toward(s)] sb
you have a responsibility to your family tienes una responsabilidad con or hacia tu familia
she had decided that as a doctor she had a responsibility to her fellow creatures the Corporate Treasurer has a responsibility to his Board of Directors to have a responsibility (to toward(s) sb) [to do] sth France has a moral responsibility to accept the refugees parents have a responsibility to encourage their children to read the court feels it has a responsibility to ensure that customers are not misled
3 (authority, accountability) responsabilidad (f)
she wants a position with more responsibility quiere un puesto de mayor responsabilidad
a position of responsibility she would have loved to have a better-paying job with more responsibility children in large families are often given responsibility when they are young
to have responsibility for sth ser responsable de algo
each manager had responsibility for just under 600 properties the state must [take] [assume] responsibility for these people we need to take responsibility for our own health wives still take most of the responsibility for the children Bert said he would take responsibility for making sure the drink didn't run out
to take on/take over (the) responsibility for sth asumir la responsabilidad de algo; responsabilizarse de algo; hacerse responsable de algo
she herself took over responsibility for the project
4 (maturity) responsabilidad (f)
try to show some responsibility a ver si somos más responsables; he has no sense of responsibility no tiene ningún sentido de la responsabilidad
they aim to develop a sense of civic and social responsibility
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