dependable

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

Definition of dependable

  1. :  capable of being trusted or depended on :  reliable a dependable source of income a dependable assistant needs a dependable car for work

dependability

play \-ˌpen-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

dependableness

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dependably

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of dependable in a sentence

  1. seeking a dependable person to look after their summer home in the off-season

Origin and Etymology of dependable

see depend


First Known Use: 1735


DEPENDABLE Defined for English Language Learners

dependable

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

Definition of dependable for English Language Learners

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


DEPENDABLE Defined for Kids

dependable

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

Definition of dependable for Students

  1. :  trustworthy, reliable a dependable car



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