1. answerable or accountable, as for something within one's power, control, or management (often followed by to or for): He is responsible to the president for his decisions.
2. involving accountability or responsibility, as in having the power to control or manage: promoted to a responsible position in the firm.
3. chargeable with being the author, cause, or occasion of something (usually followed by for): Termites were responsible for the damage.
4. having a capacity for
"people can be responsible for things."
"people can be responsible for deaths."
"people can be responsible for people."
"people can be responsible for places."
"places can be responsible for things."
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