claim responsibility for


claim responsibility for
   to admit to
   A usage of terrorists, especially in Northern Ireland, who saw murder and arson as creditworthy:
    He turned on the radio... is just coming in of a bomb explosion... no one has yet claimed responsibility. (McCrum, 1991)

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  • Responsibility for the September 11 attacks — Soon after the September 11 attacks, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was able to identify the 19 hijackers [cite press release |url=http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel01/092701hjpic.htm |title=The FBI releases 19 photographs of individuals… …   Wikipedia

  • Responsibility for the Holocaust — Historians differ as to where the responsibility for the Holocaust lies. Intentionalist historians such as Lucy Dawidowicz argue that Hitler planned the extermination of the Jewish people from as early as 1918, and that he personally oversaw its… …   Wikipedia

  • claim responsibility — take responsibility, answer for, take the blame …   English contemporary dictionary

  • claim — verb. There are several areas of difficulty with this word. The first concerns claim + that, and the second claim + to. The third concerns the expression to claim responsibility. 1. claim + that. In this construction, claim should not be used as… …   Modern English usage

  • responsibility — re|spon|si|bil|i|ty W1S2 [rıˌspɔnsıˈbılıti US rıˌspa:n ] n plural responsibilities 1.) [U] a duty to be in charge of someone or something, so that you make decisions and can be blamed if something bad happens ▪ Kelly s promotion means more money… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • responsibility — noun 1 IN CHARGE (U) a duty to be in charge of or look after something, so that you make decisions and can be blamed if something bad happens: She was given promotion and more responsibility. | have responsibility for: The Health Minister has… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • responsibility — n. accountability obligation 1) to accept, assume, shoulder, take, take on (a) responsibility 2) to bear, exercise; share (the) responsibility 3) to dodge, evade, shirk responsibility 4) an awesome; clear; grave, great, heavy, terrible (colloq.)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • claim — claim1 W1S1 [kleım] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(truth)¦ 2¦(money)¦ 3¦(legal right)¦ 4¦(death)¦ 5¦(attention)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: clamer, from Latin clamare to cry out, shout ] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • claim — [[t]kle͟ɪm[/t]] ♦ claims, claiming, claimed 1) VERB If you say that someone claims that something is true, you mean they say that it is true but you are not sure whether or not they are telling the truth. [V that] He claimed that it was all a… …   English dictionary

  • responsibility */*/*/ — UK [rɪˌspɒnsəˈbɪlətɪ] / US [rɪˌspɑnsəˈbɪlətɪ] noun Word forms responsibility : singular responsibility plural responsibilities Get it right: responsibility: Notice the spelling of responsibility, which is spelled with an i , not an a : Wrong:… …   English dictionary