Translation of responsible in Spanish:


Pronunciation /rɪˈspɒnsɪb(ə)l//rəˈspɑnsəb(ə)l/


  • 1

    to be responsible (for sth)
    • the window is broken: who's responsible? la ventana está rota: ¿quién es el responsable?
    • those responsible will be punished los responsables serán castigados
    • a build-up of gas was responsible for the explosion una acumulación de gas fue la causa de la explosión
    • who was responsible for the flower arrangements? ¿quién se encargó de los arreglos florales?
    • to hold sb responsible for sth responsabilizar / hacer responsable a algn de algo
    • responsible to sb responsable ante algn
    • they are responsible to the committee son responsables ante el comité
    • It is hoped the updated Countryside Code, will encourage responsible behaviour.
    • If one accepts the view, one will have to grant that it is impossible to know whether any human being is ever morally responsible.
    • There is a moral crime of the highest order being committed, and somebody is morally responsible.
    • Also, abstinence is placed much lower than responsible behaviour on the totem pole of values.
    • We're all in this together - equally responsible and equally accountable.
    • Political correction and human rights have superseded responsible behaviour and respect for others and their property.
    • The law holds that such blame and censure are only appropriate if the offender was morally responsible for his behaviour.
    • Practise positive parenting by giving praise where it is due and reward your children for sensible and responsible behaviour.
    • It can ensure transparency and accountability within parameters of responsible journalism.
    • Alcohol and drug free activities will be set up in the major locations to encourage responsible behaviour.
    • They are, nevertheless, as socially and morally responsible as was possible at the time.
    • They called instead for a morally serious art, which would teach responsible behaviour by example.
    • The aim of this initiative is to raise awareness and encourage more responsible behaviour by dog owners in the county.
    • Inalienable rights are not a reward for responsible behaviour.
    • Western culture is based on an idea of an integrated, coherent, solid-state self and on the related idea that we are all equally morally responsible.
    • Litter louts, owners of uncontrolled dogs and people who ignore red flags and danger signs must conform to the rules of responsible behaviour.
    • New Zealand First believes that this bill will encourage more responsible activities and more accountability to public donors.
    • They are adults standing for, one presumes, responsible behaviour and the higher values of civility and democracy.
    • While the motives of the founders of these organisations vary, the theme of socialising youth and encouraging responsible behaviour is a common one.
    • Beneath all this is essentially the point of responsible behaviour.
  • 2to be responsible for

    (in charge)
    ser responsable de
    they're all responsible for cleaning their own rooms cada uno es responsable del aseo de su habitación
    • each nurse is responsible for five patients cada enfermera tiene cinco pacientes a su cargo
    • he will be responsible for maintenance se hará cargo del mantenimiento
    • Older children are responsible for the care of younger children.
    • The engineers responsible for control systems care about around-the-clock reliability.
    • He was responsible for the care of four churches in the area and had a congregation numbering more than 100.
    • The custom is that the eldest brother inherits the largest share of the property and is responsible for taking care of the parents and ancestors.
    • Each monk or nun is responsible for the care and training of one dog, and that dog sleeps in the monk's or nun's bedroom at night.
    • Nurses have become directly responsible for rationing care.
    • Acute care nurse practitioners are responsible for routine management of patients in the step-down units.
    • He was also responsible for the care of two other children.
    • Mothers are ultimately responsible for the care and raising of children.
    • They had been worried after one doctor altered Thomas's treatment without consulting a junior colleague responsible for his care.
    • Finally, because women are often responsible for the care taking needs of their parents and elders, elder care services are also needed.
    • His wife was ill with depression and he was responsible for caring for the children ranging in age from a teenager to a toddler.
    • Mothers are responsible for the care of young children, and older daughters take an active part in raising their siblings.
    • Wives gave birth to large numbers of children - on average five or six live births - and were responsible for their early care and moral guidance.
    • The general practitioner provided the nurse specialist with a workplace in the practice and was ultimately responsible for patients' care.
    • Others see women's values more as learned skills, as women are almost always those responsible for the care of children, health and community.
    • Stonehenge still exerts a powerful fascination over people, but on none more than the officials of English Heritage, who are responsible for its care.
    • He didn't know this was their agreement, but with his wife gone, he was solely responsible for the care of a newborn infant.
    • Among herders, men are responsible for the care of the animals.
    • The ministry responsible for health care in prisons is usually not the ministry of health for example, the ministry of justice or the ministry of interior.
  • 3

    (worker/person/attitude) responsable
    (attitude/person/worker) formal
    that's not a very responsible thing to do hacer eso demuestra falta de responsabilidad
    • These are not children, they're meant to be responsible adults.
    • Making all pupils feel they are valued and have a contribution to make to the school community is vital in helping children become responsible adults.
    • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
    • Children have always needed to be able to trust responsible adults, often outside the family, when they face difficult issues.
    • I'd always had an impression of Charlotte as being somehow responsible and capable.
    • Are they fully responsible adults, or are they more like children?
    • He also agreed that the head nurse in obstetrics was a highly capable, responsible, and conscientious nurse.
    • Children absorb the tenets of morality from parents, relatives, teachers and other responsible adults.
    • Fireworks should be completely avoided, although if people did insist on using them, it should only be by a reliable and responsible adult.
    • Now he had matured into a dependable, conscientious, responsible citizen.
    • The group shares openly their struggles and ultimately their triumphs as they behave as responsible young adults.
    • They grow up to be mature, responsible, happy adults with good jobs that they enjoy and a family who loves them very much.
    • Free market society needs not only consumers but also responsible individuals, capable of hard work and creative action.
    • That is why all of us have a responsibility to treat the electorate as mature and responsible adults.
    • Any damage to these children will have been caused by damaged adults and it's up to responsible adults to support young people in making sense of what has happened to them.
    • Now she was one of the most level headed, responsible adults I knew.
    • Even if the ice is considered safe, a responsible adult should always supervise children playing on or near ice.
    • Today's young men and women are more mature, responsible and competent.
    • If we fail to teach them these things, and fail to help them grow into responsible adults, we are failing our children and we are failing ourselves.
    • All bonfires should be supervised by a responsible adult this weekend.
  • 4

    (post) de responsabilidad
    • These houses are occupied by senior citizens who have held responsible positions during their working lives.
    • He has a very responsible job and I am sure his salary is quite enviable.
    • He said the PBTA would like those in responsible positions to exercise more control, and to apply the same rules to everyone.
    • A trained nurse, she had held down responsible jobs all her life, and had travelled widely in the US and Canada.
    • But the King would not appoint him to responsible positions and the Academie Francaise would not accept him as a member.
    • He is no different to anyone else coming into a responsible position in a big organisation.
    • A person in a responsible position is definitely the person to educate those under his/her control.
    • Surely, that can only be cheap publicity, and it would be dangerous to entrust such people with responsible positions.
    • He had a responsible job, a comfortable home, a wife, a young daughter and a second child on the way - yet he knew there must be more to life than this.
    • This is a highly responsible job and anyone thinking of applying should think long and hard about the time commitments this job entails.
    • How many other regular jobs require people to work for this many hours in such a highly responsible position?
    • It is unbelievable that anyone would have the nerve to even suggest this - especially someone who has a responsible position in Government.
    • But what about the poor driver, with no better accommodation, despite his responsible job?
    • It turns out that it's a pretty responsible job indeed, with a staff of people to manage, and control of a number of titles.
    • He was a highly respected attorney who held a number of responsible positions in city and county governments.
    • But more surprising is the number of independent people wanting to take on such a responsible position.
    • She held a responsible job in community economic development, and she was bright, charming and comely.
    • It's a responsible position to take and I'm proud to carry it through.
    • He is a businessman of ability and has a responsible position he takes very seriously.
    • How could a guy like this have held a responsible position at the CIA?