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reputable

[rep-yuh-tuh-buh l]
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  1. held in good repute; honorable; respectable; estimable: a reputable organization.
  2. considered to be good or acceptable usage; standard: reputable speech.
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Origin of reputable

First recorded in 1605–15; repute + -able
Related formsrep·u·ta·bil·i·ty, rep·u·ta·ble·ness, nounrep·u·ta·bly, adverbnon·rep·ut·a·ble, adjectivenon·rep·ut·a·bly, adverbsub·rep·u·ta·ble, adjectivesub·rep·u·ta·bly, adverbun·rep·u·ta·ble, adjective
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reputable

adjective
  1. having a good reputation; honoured, trustworthy, or respectable
  2. (of words) acceptable as good usage; standard
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Derived Formsreputability, nounreputably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for reputable

adj.

1610s, from repute + -able. Meaning "having a good reputation" is from 1670s. Related: Reputably.

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