reputable

adjective
rep·​u·​ta·​ble | \ ˈre-pyə-tə-bəl \

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 \ noun
reputably \ ˈre-​pyə-​tə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of reputable in a Sentence

make sure you buy your used car from a reputable dealer

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Her entrepreneurial origin is littered with stories about hustling on weekends and doing weddings at cost, all just to break into a new client base or to win over a reputable venue. Josh Snider, Popular Mechanics, "The Ferocious Cooking of Fig and Pig," 7 Dec. 2018 Do some research to make sure a charity is reputable and uses its donations responsibly. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "How to Make Sure Your Charitable Giving Is Going to the Right Place," 22 Aug. 2018 Use a reputable potting mix, or opt for a kit that includes planting medium, seeds, and pots. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden That Actually Stays Alive All Winter," 7 Dec. 2018 Instead, order plants from a reputable source or visit a nursery to find plants whose flavor and aroma appeal to you. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Fresh Mint That Won't Overrun Your Garden," 22 Aug. 2018 The problem, as critics pointed out, is that Cogent Social Sciences was not a leading gender studies journal, or even a reputable academic outlet at all. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "The controversy around hoax studies in critical theory, explained," 15 Oct. 2018 Kabbani for photos, while reputable news outlets and photographers struggled to keep up with the dizzying number of notable names milling about. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Fortnite’s celebrity tournament felt like a trial run for Epic’s grand e-sports ambitions," 17 June 2018 The royal family commentator and staunch defender of the British monarchy has appeared in some of Britain’s most reputable outlets, including the BBC and the Economist. Siobhán O’grady, BostonGlobe.com, "‘British’ commentator who dominated royal wedding coverage exposed as Tommy from New York," 2 June 2018 With the largest number of reputable dealers, eBay is Page's go-to source for affordable antiques, like this armchair. Page Mullins, Country Living, "This Living Room Was Decorated Using Only Scores from eBay, Cragslist, and Etsy," 9 Apr. 2015

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First Known Use of reputable

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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reputable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of reputable

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

reputable

adjective
rep·​u·​ta·​ble | \ ˈre-pyə-tə-bəl \

Kids Definition of reputable

: having a good reputation a reputable business

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