Definition of dependable in US English:

dependable

adjective

  • Trustworthy and reliable.

    • ‘I want to be on the end of a dependable electrical supply system where outages are non-existent.’
    • ‘Pierre was the head of all the servants and he was a very reliable and dependable man.’
    • ‘Every community in Nunavut lacks a dependable water supply for dousing fires.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As rumors and panic began to rule, they was no source of solid dependable information.’
    • ‘I don't do big high dollar websites and prefer to use a tried and true set of dependable methods.’
    • ‘Growth tends to be mundane with the main attraction being dependable cash flows and reliable dividend payments.’
    • ‘In the absence of a dependable power supply system, they must explore all other avenues to beat the heat.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The dependable talents of director Tony Cownie are being put to good use in the Lyceum's first production of the new season.’
    • ‘In general, discipline and unit cohesion require a regular and dependable supply of food by the army itself.’
    • ‘This could be the cheapest and most dependable source of drinking water for the people of Titilagarh.’
    • ‘Then there are the long years in the Far East with his dependable wife Betty, and his cathartic reaction to her sudden death.’
    • ‘The party is seeking to portray itself as a stable, dependable and scandal-free government.’
    • ‘Bridget was a lady of gentle manner and a fine and dependable neighbour who was always happy to lend a helping hand.’
    • ‘American studios can make big-scale films because they have a dependable audience for domestic films.’
    • ‘When people think of gardens, they think of graceful trees, colourful flowers and dependable foliage.’
    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/