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responsible (adj.)

1590年代,"可回答的"(对他人、对某事),来自过时的法语 responsible (13世纪,现代法语 responsable ,仿佛来自拉丁语 *responsabilis ),来自拉丁语 respons-respondere 的过去分词干"回应、回答、承诺回报",来自 re- "回"(见 re- )+ spondere "承诺"(见 sponsor (n.))。

"对自己的行为负责"的意思是1640年代的证据;"可靠、值得信赖"的意思是1690年代的证据。它保留了拉丁文词根中的"义务"之意。相关内容: Responsibly .

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Definitions of responsible from WordNet

responsible (adj.)
being the agent or cause;
determined who was the responsible party
termites were responsible for the damage
Synonyms: responsible for
responsible (adj.)
worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable;
a responsible position
responsible journalism
a responsible adult
the captain is responsible for the ship's safety
the cabinet is responsible to the parliament
responsible (adj.)
having an acceptable credit rating;
a responsible borrower
Synonyms: creditworthy
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