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dependable

[ dih-pen-duh-buhl ]
/ dɪˈpɛn də bəl /
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adjective

capable of being depended on; worthy of trust; reliable: a dependable employee.

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Origin of dependable

First recorded in 1725–35; depend + -able
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British Dictionary definitions for dependable

dependable
/ (dɪˈpɛndəbəl) /

adjective

able to be depended on; reliable; trustworthy
dependability or dependableness, noundependably, adverb
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