Definition of reputable in US English:



  • Having a good reputation.

    ‘a reputable company’
    • ‘I judged an award that was funded by the wealthy heir of a media fortune and administered by a reputable arts organization.’
    • ‘One can only wonder how radio stations with highly reputable music directors allow such ‘tasteless’ music to be played.’
    • ‘Ask for bank and trade references, follow them up and undertake a credit check with a reputable agency if required.’
    • ‘For its part, Knoedler claimed to have purchased the painting, unaware of its past, from a reputable dealer in Paris that same year.’
    • ‘Plus, you may think your accountant or attorney is trustworthy, efficient and reputable, but you'll never know for sure.’
    • ‘It may seem blindingly obvious, but when purchasing property in the Costa del Sol, only deal with established and reputable estate agents.’
    • ‘Several years ago I set up a credit card with, shall we say, not the world's most reputable credit card company.’
    • ‘Other reputable outfits are jumping on the gravy train.’
    • ‘A merchant account: if you are taking credit card details over a website, you will need a merchant account with a reputable bank to process the payments.’
    • ‘If you're struggling with debt and unsure about your options, talk to a reputable credit counselor before filing for bankruptcy.’
    • ‘Instead, you should find a reputable credit counseling service to help you figure out how to manage your debt.’
    • ‘It's a very specialist area and you need reputable wine merchants whom you can trust.’
    • ‘As with any highly specialized collector's item, it's difficult to uncover reputable channels of distribution.’
    • ‘He stresses patience and scholarly preparation in collecting, which includes visits to museums and reputable galleries.’
    • ‘Some reputable political observers have said that with the American economy improving, Dean would have a very hard time winning any of the southern states.’
    • ‘Apart from the well-known reputable ones, many of the organisations operating in this field are unknown entities.’
    • ‘We tried to wear an open and friendly face, so when a TV crew from a reputable BBC current-affairs programme came to call, I said we should be as helpful as we could be.’
    • ‘Base the decision on a nitrate analysis by a reputable laboratory, and after consulting with your physician to help evaluate the level of risk.’
    • ‘There will always be excellent games coming out from reputable developers.’
    • ‘Ensure that the source is legitimate and reputable.’
    well thought of, highly regarded, well respected, respected, respectable, with a good reputation, of repute, of good repute, creditable, esteemed, prestigious, estimable
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Early 17th century: from obsolete French, or from medieval Latin reputabilis, from Latin reputare ‘reflect upon’ (see repute).