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dependable

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adjective de·pend·able \di-ˈpen-də-bəl\

Simple Definition of dependable

  • : able to be trusted to do or provide what is needed : able to be depended on

Full Definition of dependable

  1. :  capable of being depended on :  reliable <a dependable source of income>

de·pend·abil·i·ty play \-ˌpen-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
de·pend·able·ness noun
de·pend·ably play \-blē\ adverb


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