Synonyms for responsibilityrɪˌspɒn səˈbɪl ɪ ti
duty, responsibility, obligation(noun)
the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
the proper sphere or extent of your activities
a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct
responsibility(noun)The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable.
responsibility(noun)A duty, obligation or liability for which someone is held accountable.
responsibility(noun)The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
responsibility(noun)The obligation for the proper custody, care, and safekeeping of property or funds entrusted to the possession or supervision of an individual. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
Etymologically, duty is that which is owed or due; obligation, that to or by which one is bound; right, that which is correct, straight, or in the direct line of truth and goodness; responsibility, that for which one must answer. Duty and responsibility are thought of as to some person or persons; right is impersonal. One's duty may be to others or to himself; his obligations and responsibilities are to others. Duty arises from the nature of things; obligation and responsibility may be created by circumstances, as by one's own promise, or by the acceptance of a trust, etc. We speak of a parent's duty, a debtor's obligation; or of a child's duty of obedience, and a parent's responsibility for the child's welfare. Right is that which accords with the moral system of the universe. Righteousness is right incarnated in action. In a more limited sense, right may be used of what one may rightly claim, and so be the converse of duty. It is the creditor's right to demand payment, and the debtor's duty to pay. Compare BUSINESS.
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