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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrest with
he/she/itrests with
present participleresting with
past tenserested with
past participlerested with
  1. rest with someone if a decision or responsibility rests with someone, they have the duty or authority to take that decision or responsibility

    The matter now rests with the medical committee.

    Responsibility for child welfare rests with the government.

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