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 reputable (audio) \ noun
reputably \ ˈre-​pyə-​tə-​blē How to pronounce reputable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of reputable in a Sentence

make sure you buy your used car from a reputable dealer
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First Known Use of reputable

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of reputable was in 1659

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“Reputable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of reputable

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


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

Kids Definition of reputable

: having a good reputation a reputable business

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