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reputable

[ rep-yuh-tuh-buhl ]
/ ˈrɛp yə tə bəl /
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adjective

held in good repute; honorable; respectable; estimable: a reputable organization.
considered to be good or acceptable usage; standard: reputable speech.

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Origin of reputable

First recorded in 1605–15; repute + -able

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British Dictionary definitions for reputable

reputable
/ (ˈrɛpjʊtəbəl) /

adjective

having a good reputation; honoured, trustworthy, or respectable
(of words) acceptable as good usage; standard

Derived forms of reputable

reputability, nounreputably, adverb
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