Synonyms for responsible

Synonyms for (adjective) responsible

Synonyms: responsible, responsible for

Definition: being the agent or cause

Usage: determined who was the responsible party; termites were responsible for the damage

Similar words: causative

Definition: producing an effect

Usage: poverty as a causative factor in crime


Synonyms: responsible

Definition: worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable

Usage: a responsible adult; responsible journalism; a responsible position; the captain is responsible for the ship's safety; the cabinet is responsible to the parliament

Similar words: accountable

Definition: liable to account for one's actions

Usage: governments must be accountable to someone beside themselves; fully accountable for what they did; the court held the parents answerable for their minor child's acts of vandalism; he was answerable to no one


Similar words: answerable

Definition: morally or legally responsible to a higher authority

Usage: parents are answerable for their child's acts


Similar words: amenable

Definition: liable to answer to a higher authority

Usage: the president is amenable to the constitutional court


Similar words: liable

Definition: held legally responsible

Usage: men between the ages of 18 and 35 were liable for military service


Similar words: trustworthy

Definition: taking responsibility for one's conduct and obligations

Usage: trustworthy public servants


Synonyms: responsible, creditworthy

Definition: having an acceptable credit rating

Usage: a responsible borrower

Similar words: trustworthy, trusty

Definition: worthy of trust or belief

Usage: a trustworthy report; an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion