hold (someone) responsible

Definition of hold (someone) responsible

:to blame
  • If the plan fails I will hold you responsible.
often + for
  • He holds me responsible for the project's failure.

Word by Word Definitions

hold play
  1. : to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal

  2. : to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

  3. : to have as a mark of distinction

  1. : stronghold

  2. : confinement, custody

  3. : prison

  1. : the interior of a ship below decks

  2. : the cargo compartment of a plane

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

responsible play
  1. : liable to be called on to answer

  2. : liable to be called to account as the primary cause, motive, or agent

  3. : being the cause or explanation


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