reputable
adjective Date: 1662 1. enjoying good repute ; held in esteem 2. employed widely or sanctioned by good writers • reputability nounreputably adverb

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  • reputable — rep‧u‧ta‧ble [ˈrepjtəbl] adjective respected for honesty and good work: • Consumers should buy only from reputable dealers offering unconditional guarantees. * * * reputable UK US /ˈrepjətəbl/ adjective ► known to be honest and to do good work …   Financial and business terms

  • Reputable — Rep u*ta*ble (r?p ? t? b l), a. [From {Repute}.] Having, or worthy of, good repute; held in esteem; honorable; praiseworthy; as, a reputable man or character; reputable conduct. [1913 Webster] In the article of danger, it is as reputable to elude …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reputable — [rep′yə tə bəl] adj. 1. in good repute; having a good reputation; well thought of; respectable 2. regarded as proper usage; standard [a reputable word] reputability n. reputably adv …   English World dictionary

  • reputable — I adjective acclaimed, celebrated, conscientious, creditable, dependable, dignified, distinguished, eminent, esteemed, estimable, ethical, faithful, famed, held in esteem, held in good repute, high principled, honest, honestus, honorable, honored …   Law dictionary

  • reputable — 1670s; see REPUTE (Cf. repute) + ABLE (Cf. able) …   Etymology dictionary

  • reputable — meaning ‘of good repute’, is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable …   Modern English usage

  • reputable — [adj] worthy of respect acclaimed, celebrated, conscientious, constant, creditable, dependable, distinguished, eminent, esteemed, estimable, excellent, fair, faithful, famed, famous, favored, good, high principled, highranking, honest, honorable …   New thesaurus

  • reputable — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having a good reputation. DERIVATIVES reputably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • reputable — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ highly ▪ a highly …   Collocations dictionary

  • reputable — reputability, reputableness, n. reputably, adv. /rep yeuh teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. held in good repute; honorable; respectable; estimable: a reputable organization. 2. considered to be good or acceptable usage; standard: reputable speech. [1605 15;… …   Universalium

  • reputable — rep|u|ta|ble [ˈrepjutəbəl] adj respected for being honest or for doing good work = ↑reliable ≠ ↑disreputable reputable firm/company ▪ If you have a burglar alarm fitted, make sure it is done by a reputable company …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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