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Responsibilities and responsibility - thesaurus

Synonyms

accountability

noun

a situation in which people know who is responsible for something and can ask them to explain its state or quality

responsibility

noun

the state or job of being in charge of someone or something and of making sure that what they do or what happens to them is right or satisfactory

obligation

noun

something that you must do for legal or moral reasons

duties

noun

a legal or moral obligation

compulsion

noun

a legal or other obligation to do something

guardianship

noun

the position of being legally responsible for someone

trust

noun

a situation in which someone is made responsible for another person or thing

commitment

noun

a duty or responsibility that you have accepted

concern

noun

if something is your concern, you are responsible for it and have to deal with it

onus

noun

formal if the onus is on someone to do something, it is their responsibility or duty to do it

employers' liability

noun

the responsibility of employers for the safety of their employees

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baton

noun

responsibility for something. If you pass the baton to someone, you give them responsibility for it, and if someone takes the baton or picks up the baton, they take responsibility for it.

blame

noun

responsibility for an accident, problem, or bad situation

call

noun

something that needs your time, money, or attention

the call of duty

the feeling that you must do something because it is your duty

concern

noun

if something is not your concern, you are not responsible for it and do not need to become involved in it

duties

noun

things that you have to do as part of your job

duty of care

noun

mainly British a legal or moral responsibility that someone has to make sure other people are safe and well

fault

noun

the fact of being responsible for a bad or unpleasant situation

the final say

responsibility for making a decision, although other people can give their opinion first

hat

noun

informal one particular aspect of someone’s duties or responsibilities

job

noun

something that you have to do or deal with

job

noun

your duty in a particular situation or organization

ownership

noun

formal an attitude of accepting responsibility for something and taking control of how it develops

province

noun

formal a subject that someone knows about or is responsible for

purview

noun

formal the area of responsibility or influence that a person or organization has

remit

noun

Britishformal a particular area of work that someone is responsible for

responsibility

noun

a duty that you have to do because it is part of your job or position

responsibility

noun

a moral duty to behave in a particular way

responsibility

noun

blame for something that has happened

someone’s department

if something is your department, you know about it and are responsible for it

sphere

noun

an area of responsibility or a type of situation over which a person or group has influence or power

trusteeship

noun

legal the job or responsibilities of a trustee

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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