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British English: /rɪˌspɒnsɪˈbɪlɪti/
American English: /rəˌspɑnsəˈbɪlədi/

Translation of responsibility in German:

noun no pl., no indef. art.

  • 1 (being responsible) take or bear or accept or assume/claim [full] responsibility [for something]
    die [volle] Verantwortung [für etwas] übernehmen
    ‘the management accepts no responsibility for garments left here’
    „die Geschäftsleitung übernimmt keine Haftung für die Garderobe“
    lay or put or place the responsibility for something on somebody['s shoulders]
    jemanden für etwas verantwortlich machen
    claim responsibility for a bombing do something on one's own responsibility
    etwas in eigener Verantwortung tun
    (at one's own risk) etwas auf eigene Verantwortung tun
  • 2 (duty) the responsibilities of office
    die Dienstpflicht
    that's ˈyour responsibility
    dafür bist du verantwortlich
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