rep·​u·​ta·​ble | \ ˈre-pyə-tə-bəl How to pronounce reputable (audio) \

Definition of reputable

1 : enjoying good repute : held in esteem
2 : employed widely or sanctioned by good writers

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Other Words from reputable

reputability \ ˌre-​pyə-​tə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce reputability (audio) \ noun
reputably \ ˈre-​pyə-​tə-​blē How to pronounce reputably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of reputable in a Sentence

make sure you buy your used car from a reputable dealer
Recent Examples on the Web When cleaning out your home or downsizing, consider adding a reputable pawnshop to your list of liquidation vehicles along with Craigslist, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, the consignment store, yard sales and the auction house. Marni Jameson,, "When downsizing, don’t overlook the pawnshop," 9 Oct. 2020 Recently, a reputable website pegged him as a potential first-round pick. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, "In an offseason full of hyperbole, one Michigan football star isn't falling prey to the hype," 8 Oct. 2020 Joe Biden's economic plan Moody's, which is a reputable Wall Street firm, has said will create 7 million more jobs than Donald Trump's. Susan Page, USA TODAY, "Read the full transcript of vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris," 8 Oct. 2020 Russia saw that media organizations—some reputable, some not—would rush to cover such leaks, amplifying the thefts with little self-reflection. Garrett M. Graff, Wired, "The Right Way to Cover Hacks and Leaks Before the Election," 7 Oct. 2020 When cleaning out your home, or downsizing, consider adding a reputable pawn shop to your list of liquidation vehicles along with Craigslist, eBay, Facebook Marketplace, the consignment store, yard sales, and the auction house. Marni Jameson | Contributing Writer,, "If you're ready to downsize -- especially with jewelry -- don't forget to try selling at pawn shops," 6 Oct. 2020 For the first time in 2020, a major, reputable public opinion poll finds President Donald Trump leading Democrat Joe Biden in Florida. Anthony Man,, "Poll shows Trump 4 points ahead of Biden in Florida, first lead for president all year," 23 Sep. 2020 Those are the regulations any reputable modern pharmacy in Mexico should be following, said Paulo Yberri, CEO of Hospital Angeles. Erin Alberty, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Prescriptions from Mexico? Utah is paying public employees to make the trip," 2 Oct. 2020 The Mineo family told state and local officials at the time that banning reputable commercial breeders from Arizona pet shops would cause customers to seek out irresponsible, unlicensed breeders online. Rebekah L. Sanders, The Arizona Republic, "Activists accuse pet stores at Arizona malls of selling 'puppy mill' dogs," 23 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of reputable

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Oct 2020

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“Reputable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of reputable

: respected and trusted by most people : having a good reputation


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Kids Definition of reputable

: having a good reputation a reputable business

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