Definition of reputable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɛpjʊtəb(ə)l/


Having a good reputation: a reputable company
More example sentences
  • If you're struggling with debt and unsure about your options, talk to a reputable credit counselor before filing for bankruptcy.
  • Plus, you may think your accountant or attorney is trustworthy, efficient and reputable, but you'll never know for sure.
  • 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;
established, well known;
reliable, dependable, trusted, trustworthy, tried and trusted, honest, honourable, principled, above board, legitimate, upright, virtuous, irreproachable, anti-corruption, worthy, good, excellent, conscientious
informal legit
British informal copper-bottomed
archaic of good report



Pronunciation: /ˈrɛpjʊtəbli/
Example sentences
  • David said that it was wrong for children to be approached and that solicitors doing so would be in breach of their responsibility to act reputably.
  • I was reputably hardworking and successful in the office, and as such - she felt - a bit stuck up and intimidating.
  • Even where firms are operating reputably, aggressive marketing tactics have become the norm.


Early 17th century: from obsolete French, or from medieval Latin reputabilis, from Latin reputare 'reflect upon' (see repute).

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