dependable

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

Definition of dependable

: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

noun

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

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Origin and Etymology of dependable

see depend


DEPENDABLE Defined for English Language Learners

dependable

adjective

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

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

Definition of dependable for Students

:trustworthy, reliable
  • a dependable car


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