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To be responsible for something - synonyms or related words

answer for

to agree to be responsible for something



to recognize that you are responsible for something



if you carry responsibility or blame for something, you accept it

accept/face the consequences

to accept responsibility for your actions, whatever happens

be meant to do something

to have a particular responsibility or duty

bear the responsibility

to be responsible for something

take charge (of)

to take control and become responsible for someone or something

take the lead

to accept responsibility for dealing with a situation

be/feel obligated to do something

if you are obligated to do something, you must do it because it is your duty or it is morally right

speak for

to represent the feelings or opinions of another person or group of people


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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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