hold (someone) responsible

Definition of hold (someone) responsible

  1. :  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

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

    :  to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

    :  to have as a mark of distinction

  1. :  stronghold

    :  confinement, custody

    :  prison

  1. :  the interior of a ship below decks

    :  the cargo deck of a ship

    :  the cargo compartment of a plane

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  liable to be called on to answer

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

    :  being the cause or explanation

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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