dependable Definition

  • 1capable of being relied on; trustworthy
  • 2able to be predicted or relied on

Using dependable: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "dependable" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She's a dependable employee who always gets her work done on time.

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    The car is old but still very dependable.

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    He's a dependable friend who always comes through when you need him.

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    A dependable source of information is crucial for accurate reporting.

dependable Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with dependable

  • a steady and reliable source of income that can be counted on


    Investing in rental properties can provide dependable income for investors.

  • a service that can be relied on to consistently meet expectations


    The company prides itself on providing dependable service to its customers.

  • consistent and reliable performance that can be counted on


    The athlete's dependable performance earned him a spot on the national team.


Summary: dependable in Brief

The term 'dependable' [dɪˈpɛndəbəl] refers to something or someone that can be relied on, trusted, and predicted. It can be used to describe people, things, or sources of information, such as 'She's a dependable employee' or 'A dependable source of information.' 'Dependable' can also be used in phrases like 'dependable income' or 'dependable service,' which denote a consistent and reliable quality.

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