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claim responsibility

This page is about the collocation claim responsibility

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to say that you're responsible for something

For example

  • No-one's claimed responsibility for the embassy bombing yet.

  • Dr Lechter claimed sole responsibility for a series of shocking murders.

Note:
The related collocation "claim credit (for sth)" is usually used for something good or positive, while "claim responsibility (for sth)" is usually used for something bad or negative.

Quick Quiz

The people who claimed responsibility for the attack

a. arrested the suspects

b. were attacked again

c. were soon arrested

Contributor: Matt Errey