be responsible for sb


be responsible for sb
be responsible for sb/sth
to have control and authority over someone or something and the duty to take care of them: »

He is responsible for the council's waste management department.

to make something happen, especially something bad: »

She was responsible for causing the accident.

Main Entry: responsible

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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