Definition of dependable in US English:

dependable

adjective

  • Trustworthy and reliable.

    • ‘In general, discipline and unit cohesion require a regular and dependable supply of food by the army itself.’
    • ‘When people think of gardens, they think of graceful trees, colourful flowers and dependable foliage.’
    • ‘Pierre was the head of all the servants and he was a very reliable and dependable man.’
    • ‘In the past four years he has been the most successful, reliable and dependable player.’
    • ‘Should you manage to graduate, you may well find that a degree holds out no guarantee of fulfilling or dependable employment.’
    • ‘In the absence of a dependable power supply system, they must explore all other avenues to beat the heat.’
    • ‘American studios can make big-scale films because they have a dependable audience for domestic films.’
    • ‘Growth tends to be mundane with the main attraction being dependable cash flows and reliable dividend payments.’
    • ‘I want to be on the end of a dependable electrical supply system where outages are non-existent.’
    • ‘This could be the cheapest and most dependable source of drinking water for the people of Titilagarh.’
    • ‘Every community in Nunavut lacks a dependable water supply for dousing fires.’
    • ‘To be replicated successfully, a dependable system of verifying carbon reduction has to be in place.’
    • ‘To me they embody two Frances: the dynamic private sector and the dependable public sector.’
    • ‘The dependable talents of director Tony Cownie are being put to good use in the Lyceum's first production of the new season.’
    • ‘As rumors and panic began to rule, they was no source of solid dependable information.’
    • ‘Bridget was a lady of gentle manner and a fine and dependable neighbour who was always happy to lend a helping hand.’
    • ‘However, he can play a more traditional game because he is strong on his feet, good in defence, and has a solid and dependable boot.’
    • ‘The party is seeking to portray itself as a stable, dependable and scandal-free government.’
    • ‘I don't do big high dollar websites and prefer to use a tried and true set of dependable methods.’
    • ‘Then there are the long years in the Far East with his dependable wife Betty, and his cathartic reaction to her sudden death.’
    reliable, trustworthy, honourable, true, faithful, loyal, constant, unswerving, unwavering, unfailing, sure, steadfast, steady, stable, trusty
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Pronunciation

dependable

/dəˈpendəb(ə)l//dəˈpɛndəb(ə)l/