ser responsable detransitive verb phrase
1. (to be accountable for)
Todos somos adultos ya, y cada uno es responsable de sus propios actos.We're all adults now, and each one is responsible for his or her own actions.
La Sra. Ramírez es responsable del departamento de ventas.Ms. Ramirez is in charge of the sales department.
El periódico es responsable de la veracidad de las noticias que publica.The paper is liable for the accuracy of the news it publishes.
2. (to be guilty of)
La familia de la víctima afirma que el conductor del vehículo es responsable del accidente y debe pagar por él.The victim's family maintains that the accused is responsible for the accident and should pay for it.
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