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accept responsibility

This page is about the collocation accept responsibility

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to take the blame when something goes wrong

For example

  • The bank is refusing to accept responsibility for the mistake.

  • The manager has accepted full responsibility for the company's problems.

Quick Quiz

If a mistake was made, but you didn't make it, you

a. shouldn't accept responsibility for it

b. should accept responsibility for it

c. must accept responsibility for it

Contributor: Matt Errey