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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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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Realtors also have a great network that includes all kinds of reputable and responsible professionals who’ll have an important role in the transaction, such as attorneys, mortgage brokers, contractors, etc. Desiree Lira, miamiherald, "Buying a home is not like purchasing a plane ticket, and selling a property is not like selling a car," 25 June 2018 Of course, Twitter accounts of reputable news organizations aren’t among the estimated 1 million per day the platform is purging. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Trump wants Twitter to delete the New York Times’ and the Washington Post’s accounts.," 7 July 2018 Data for the study came from a variety of reputable sources, such as the U.S. Census Bureau and Council for Community and Economic Research. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "Atlanta ranks among best cities in America for recreation," 6 July 2018 Be app-savvy: Only download apps from trusted, reputable sources. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "Your life is on your smartphone. These 8 steps can keep cyberthieves out," 5 July 2018 There are some other reasons that are a bit less reputable: Military facilities can be easily sequestered from the prying eyes of the news media, immigration and civil-liberties lawyers, and political activists. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "The Navy Is Planning Tent Cities for Undocumented Immigrants," 22 June 2018 In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Lupus Foundation of North Carolina, or any reputable dog rescue organization. Théoden Janes, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte radio personality killed in crash 'was a great example of never giving up'," 20 June 2018 At one point, Liverpool were linked with the Belgian until common sense prevailed and reputable sources labelled the story nonsense., "​Why Marouane Fellaini Is Worth His Expected New Man Utd Contract After Sudden U-Turn," 30 Apr. 2018 Beyond the risks, there is terrific information available online from reputable sources that will help guide decisions on selecting the right type of care provider, as well as the latest research and guidelines on VBAC practices. Mariko Zapf, Good Housekeeping, "I Had A Successful Vaginal Birth After A Cesarean (VBAC)—Here's What You Need To Know," 16 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of reputable

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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 \

Kids Definition of reputable

: having a good reputation a reputable business

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