rep·​u·​ta·​ble ˈre-pyə-tə-bəl How to pronounce reputable (audio)
: enjoying good repute : held in esteem
: employed widely or sanctioned by good writers
reputability noun
reputably adverb

Examples of reputable in a Sentence

make sure you buy your used car from a reputable dealer
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Word History

First Known Use

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reputable was in 1659

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“Reputable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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rep·​u·​ta·​ble ˈrep-yət-ə-bəl How to pronounce reputable (audio)
: having a good reputation : respectable
reputability noun
reputably adverb

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