reputable

adjective
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

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There are plenty of reputable private trade schools around the country. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Become a Skilled Tradesperson," 13 Mar. 2019 Here, our cheat sheet of reputable dealers and experts, some of whom offer their inventory online. Zoe Settle, ELLE Decor, "Top Sources for Vintage Textiles," 15 May 2011 While voluntary, most reputable air purifiers have undergone this certification program, which often provides a CADR rating and size guidelines. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, "Do Air Purifiers Actually Work?," 17 Dec. 2018 In one of the most sophisticated uses of BGP hijacking yet, criminals used the technique to generate $29 million in fraudulent ad revenue, in part by taking control of IP addresses belonging to the US Air Force and other reputable organizations. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "How 3ve’s BGP hijackers eluded the Internet—and made $29M," 21 Dec. 2018 The Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas offers tips for avoiding vacation rental scams: Start by searching on a reputable home sharing website or app. Leah Napoliello, Houston Chronicle, "How to avoid common vacation house rental scams," 15 June 2018 There are a slew of reputable websites that help people find remote, part-time work in all sorts of fields: accounting, finance, education, tech, nonprofit, even nursing. Tracy Saelinger, Redbook, "The Ultimate Guide to Remote Jobs," 17 Nov. 2015 Or read conservative scholar John Lott’s lengthy account of how Jonah Peretti, founder of BuzzFeed, the supposedly reputable news site, stole Mr. Lott’s identity and sent out fake emails in his name. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "How the News Became Fake," 25 Jan. 2019 On the other side are equally reputable researchers and nutritionists who haven’t bought into the low-carb claims. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Does cutting carbs really help keep weight off? The big new diet study, explained.," 17 Nov. 2018

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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 How to pronounce reputable (audio) \

Kids Definition of reputable

: having a good reputation a reputable business

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