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reliable vs. dependable
reliable vs. dependable: What's the difference?
Reliable and dependable are synonyms, but differ slightly. In particular, dependable is often used of people and their characteristics, as in She’s a dependable earner, while reliable is sometimes used more specifically to mean that the person or thing’s achievement, accuracy, or honesty can be relied upon, as in They provided reliable information.
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- that may be relied on or trusted; dependable in achievement, accuracy, honesty, etc.: reliable information.
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