Translation of responsibility in Spanish:


responsabilidad, n.

Pronunciation /rəˌspɑnsəˈbɪlədi/ /rɪˌspɒnsɪˈbɪlɪti/

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nounplural responsibilities

  • 1

    (task, duty)
    responsabilidad feminine
    that's her responsibility eso es responsabilidad suya
    • the child is my responsibility el niño está bajo mi responsabilidad
    • it's his responsibility to order the stationery él es el encargado de hacer los pedidos de papelería
    • we have a responsibility toward our readers to … tenemos la responsabilidad / somos responsables ante nuestros lectores de …
    • they're taking on a great responsibility están asumiendo una gran responsabilidad
    • you have to face up to your responsibilities tienes que afrontar tus responsabilidades
    • They have the responsibility to behave reasonably in the face of possible threats.
    • Individuals had a moral responsibility to secure just rights for themselves and others.
    • I think they have a moral responsibility to people.
    • Every person has a responsibility to behave with integrity, honesty and fairness.
    • We have a responsibility to respect the consciences of the individuals and groups among us and among the church community.
    • Or might we reduce it to a moral question: do not occupiers have a moral responsibility to take the most extraordinary care with civilian lives?
    • We have a responsibility to respect their creative integrity and artistic vision while finding new ways to do business.
    • Every citizen has the right to information, but they also have a responsibility to respect various security considerations.
    • I believe we have a moral responsibility to change the world for today's and tomorrow's children.
    • You and I have a moral responsibility to lift these families out of poverty.
    • Where the private sector fails to provide jobs, the public sector has a moral responsibility to do so.
    • Junior staff now have limits on their working hours, but we have a moral responsibility to get the work done.
    • They have a moral responsibility to be impartial and to show that they are impartial.
    • He says that to maintain integrity, doctors have a moral responsibility to act as advocates for their patients and try and change the system.
    • Let's examine if we have an ethical responsibility to respect this secret.
    • I also maintain that employers have a moral responsibility to pay their staff a living wage.
    • They understand that they have the responsibility to behave in an acceptable manner.
    • I don't know about the UN's legal rights, but surely there's a moral responsibility to intervene.
    • Certainly we have a responsibility to work toward relieving the global burden of injustice.
    • Each and every individual has a responsibility towards these forests and trees, he said.
    • Actors need to adopt a wider set of roles and responsibilities, underpinned by regulation.
    • Further official roles and responsibilities are being drawn up by the board.
    • The table gives the main roles and responsibilities for research governance.
    • The company cannot be allowed to get out of its legal responsibilities in this way.
    • The role and responsibilities of the sponsor in clinical research are key issues.
    • I know of a particular group who are already set up and will take on this task and the responsibilities that go with it.
    • We have a social responsibility and the authority has legal responsibilities.
    • The burden of his espionage responsibilities gives him a distinct air of desperation.
    • He has resumed full responsibilities at work and continues to play a key role in the partnership.
    • These newly elected trustees must surely be aware of the magnitude of their responsibilities.
    • She'd like me to be more creative, but that kind of life is easier if you don't have responsibilities.
    • Unhappiness at work and home can also arise if you feel unsure about how to cope with your responsibilities.
    • His responsibilities include modernisation of the health service across the North.
    • It would have responsibilities over a range of areas including jobs, housing and planning.
    • I hope they will receive a commensurate pay rise for any additional responsibilities.
    • Civilian officers have been asked to take on their responsibilities, he said.
    • I have different responsibilities now, and as yet have no idea how onerous they'll be.
    • My responsibilities have dramatically decreased, giving me time to learn my lines.
    • Three months ago my girlfriend began a more demanding job with a lot of new responsibilities.
    • The club is well aware of its responsibilities and treats the situation very seriously.
  • 2

    (authority, accountability)
    responsabilidad feminine
    the responsibility attached to the post la responsabilidad que conlleva el puesto
    • I'm willing to take on more responsibility estoy dispuesto a asumir más responsabilidades
    • to take responsibility for sth responsabilizarse / encargarse / hacerse cargo de algo
    • The President is constitutionally unable to accept blame or responsibility for anything which happens under his watch.
    • But a minister should also be prepared to accept blame and responsibility for the mistakes and bungles made.
    • And by setting up a demand that is impossible to fulfil, it replaces responsibility and accountability with blame.
    • Start by accepting this responsibility and stop blaming others for your failures.
    • No one seemed to care, be accountable, or accept responsibility - except me.
    • Not once did the manager accept any blame or responsibility himself.
    • The proprietors will not accept responsibility for any loss of or damage to personal property while on the premises.
    • No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing, but such violence is usually blamed on religious militants.
    • They shirked responsibility, put the blame on others, finding refuge in generalities and then in an unthinking bustle of activity.
    • This is another form of avoiding responsibility and shifting blame.
    • The blame and responsibility rests squarely upon human shoulders.
    • He places the blame and responsibility for the murder on the boy in question and how he was raised.
    • Once again the government is abdicating its responsibility and laying the blame elsewhere.
    • The letter attempts to apportion responsibility and blame between our council and the Government.
    • Every department blames the other and no one accepts responsibility.
    • For the first time, something deep within his being finally faced the facts, finally accepted responsibility.
    • Do you want me to take full blame and full responsibility?
    • In fact, no one has claimed responsibility for any of the recent terrorist attacks in the area.
    • I had not realised how much he blamed himself, how willing he was to accept full responsibility for what had happened to me.
    • Now, there has been a claim of responsibility for today's attack.
    • Install a corporate ethics officer with real authority and independent reporting responsibility to the board.
    • They were given both decision making power and responsibility.
    • Such mutual independence supported by collective responsibility through state institutions seems like a good thing to me.
    • Moreover, the job has provided me with great responsibility as well as opportunities, many of which I have exploited.
    • And they want equality of both opportunity and responsibility.
    • If you believe in social justice, in solidarity, in equality of opportunity and responsibility, then believe in the reforms to get us there.
    • They already have responsibility for key decisions about transport, waste, energy, housing and other development.
    • The increases were recommended by independent panels, which say new ways of making decisions mean more responsibility and work.
    • It's a real commitment to equal opportunity, to fiscal responsibility and a fair society.
    • Lessons about decision making and responsibility are combined with often harsh physical tests to reinforce the message.
    • This sums up very neatly his belief that people should be given both responsibility and opportunity, and that they will use both wisely.
    • He said the corporation should also be given some responsibility and authority in the sandmining operations.
    • He observed that meetings served several illusory purposes: communication, decision making, and responsibility.
    • Meanwhile, employers have made a decision to pass retirement responsibility back to the state, by closing final salary schemes up and down the country.
    • Give employees ownership of and responsibility for their decisions.
    • Give responsibility for minor decision making to the elder councils.
    • Cultures like the Japanese or some continental European ones are less aghast at the idea of collective decision making and responsibility.
    • Employees are chosen for self-sufficiency and for the ability to take responsibility.
    • It's very important for the growth of the child's ability and responsibility to think in a complex way.
    • Not making a decision absolves procrastinators of responsibility for the outcome of events.
  • 3

    (liability, blame)
    responsabilidad feminine
    he denied all responsibility in the matter negó toda responsabilidad en el asunto
    • the responsibility was laid at his door lo hicieron responsable
    • they took full responsibility for the disaster aceptaron ser responsables del desastre
    • no terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the killings los asesinatos no han sido reivindicados por ningún grupo terrorista
    • So therefore, we have to take responsibility for controlling those powers we develop.
    • The entire community has to take responsibility for preventing and dealing with victimization.
    • The NEP is designed to encourage local communities to take responsibility for managing their own estuaries.
    • And in turn, those subjugated by that state should take responsibility for their leaders.
    • And, if we deal with reality, scholars must take responsibility for theories.
    • ‘The minister's prime responsibility and biggest duty is to ensure public safety,’ she said.
    • As well as recruiting for the new roles, the company will take responsibility for training and management of all new hires.
    • There was an onus on parents to take responsibility for their children and this was not emphasised enough.
    • Fellow climbers offer limited help, but no one is prepared to take responsibility for his life.
    • I make the effort, not only to recycle but to take responsibility for the waste my home produces.
    • Individual producers are encouraged to take responsibility for the biosecurity of their livestock enterprises.
    • Women are more likely to take responsibility for daily and routine money management and ensure that children's needs are met.
    • The more we take responsibility for our energy, the more empowered and productive we become.
    • The first step is to take responsibility for your computer just like you take responsibility for your own health.
    • I'm sure it's possible for us as a species to take responsibility for our own waste products.
    • However, paraprofessionals assumed primary responsibility for the personal care of students and for playground supervision.
    • In their new role, grandmothers became intimately involved with their grandchildren by assuming primary responsibility for their care.
    • The pilot in command bears ultimate responsibility for his own safety.
    • Throughout the marriage, Heather assumed primary responsibility for the care of the children and the home.
    • There was a lack of creativity and a lack of taking responsibility on our part, " Christie said.
  • 4

    responsabilidad feminine
    formalidad feminine
    she has a sense of responsibility tiene sentido de la responsabilidad