Translation of responsible in Spanish:

responsible

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

adjective

  • 1

    (accountable)
    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 can ensure transparency and accountability within parameters of responsible journalism.
    • We're all in this together - equally responsible and equally accountable.
    • Alcohol and drug free activities will be set up in the major locations to 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.
    • Beneath all this is essentially the point of responsible behaviour.
    • It is hoped the updated Countryside Code, will encourage responsible behaviour.
    • They called instead for a morally serious art, which would teach responsible behaviour by example.
    • There is a moral crime of the highest order being committed, and somebody is morally responsible.
    • 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.
    • Political correction and human rights have superseded responsible behaviour and respect for others and their property.
    • Inalienable rights are not a reward for responsible behaviour.
    • The aim of this initiative is to raise awareness and encourage more responsible behaviour by dog owners in the county.
    • Also, abstinence is placed much lower than responsible behaviour on the totem pole of values.
    • The law holds that such blame and censure are only appropriate if the offender was morally responsible for his behaviour.
    • While the motives of the founders of these organisations vary, the theme of socialising youth and encouraging responsible behaviour is a common one.
    • 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, nevertheless, as socially and morally responsible as was possible at the time.
    • They are adults standing for, one presumes, responsible behaviour and the higher values of civility and democracy.
    • Practise positive parenting by giving praise where it is due and reward your children for sensible and 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
    • He was also responsible for the care of two other children.
    • Acute care nurse practitioners are responsible for routine management of patients in the step-down units.
    • He didn't know this was their agreement, but with his wife gone, he was solely responsible for the care of a newborn infant.
    • He was responsible for the care of four churches in the area and had a congregation numbering more than 100.
    • 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.
    • Older children are responsible for the care of younger children.
    • Mothers are responsible for the care of young children, and older daughters take an active part in raising their siblings.
    • Stonehenge still exerts a powerful fascination over people, but on none more than the officials of English Heritage, who are responsible for its care.
    • Finally, because women are often responsible for the care taking needs of their parents and elders, elder care services are also needed.
    • Among herders, men are responsible for the care of the animals.
    • They had been worried after one doctor altered Thomas's treatment without consulting a junior colleague responsible for his care.
    • Nurses have become directly responsible for rationing care.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The engineers responsible for control systems care about around-the-clock reliability.
    • 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.
    • Others see women's values more as learned skills, as women are almost always those responsible for the care of children, health and community.
    • The general practitioner provided the nurse specialist with a workplace in the practice and was ultimately responsible for patients' care.
    • 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 ultimately responsible for the care and raising of children.
  • 3

    (trustworthy)
    (attitude/worker/person) responsable
    (worker/attitude/person) formal
    that's not a very responsible thing to do hacer eso demuestra falta de responsabilidad
    • Children absorb the tenets of morality from parents, relatives, teachers and other responsible adults.
    • He also agreed that the head nurse in obstetrics was a highly capable, responsible, and conscientious nurse.
    • Children have always needed to be able to trust responsible adults, often outside the family, when they face difficult issues.
    • Today's young men and women are more mature, responsible and competent.
    • 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.
    • That is why all of us have a responsibility to treat the electorate as mature and responsible adults.
    • Even if the ice is considered safe, a responsible adult should always supervise children playing on or near ice.
    • I'd always had an impression of Charlotte as being somehow responsible and capable.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Fireworks should be completely avoided, although if people did insist on using them, it should only be by a reliable and responsible adult.
    • Are they fully responsible adults, or are they more like children?
    • 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.
    • These are not children, they're meant to be responsible adults.
    • Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
    • Now she was one of the most level headed, responsible adults I knew.
    • 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.
  • 4

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