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de·pend·a·ble

 (dĭ-pĕn′də-bəl)
adj.
Trustworthy. See Synonyms at reliable.

de·pend′a·bil′i·ty, de·pend′a·ble·ness n.
de·pend′a·bly adv.

dependable

(dɪˈpɛndəbəl)
adj
able to be depended on; reliable; trustworthy
deˌpendaˈbility, deˈpendableness n
deˈpendably adv

de•pend•a•ble

(dɪˈpɛn də bəl)

adj.
capable of being depended on; worthy of trust; reliable: a dependable employee.
[1725–35]
de•pend`a•bil′i•ty, de•pend′a•ble•ness, n.
de•pend′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dependable - worthy of reliance or trust; "a reliable source of information"; "a dependable worker"
trustworthy, trusty - worthy of trust or belief; "a trustworthy report"; "an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion"
undependable, unreliable - not worthy of reliance or trust; "in the early 1950s computers were large and expensive and unreliable"; "an undependable assistant"
2.dependable - worthy of being depended on; "a dependable worker"; "an honest working stiff"; "a reliable sourcSFLe of information"; "he was true to his word"; "I would be true for there are those who trust me"
trustworthy, trusty - worthy of trust or belief; "a trustworthy report"; "an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion"
3.dependable - consistent in performance or behavior; "dependable in one's habits"; "a steady-going family man"
steady - not subject to change or variation especially in behavior; "a steady beat"; "a steady job"; "a steady breeze"; "a steady increase"; "a good steady ballplayer"
4.dependable - financially sound; "a good investment"; "a secure investment"
sound - financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy"

dependable

dependable

adjective
Capable of being depended upon:
Translations
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dependable

[dɪˈpendəbl] ADJ [person] → serio, formal, cumplidor; [machine] → fiable

dependable

[dɪˈpɛndəbəl] adj [person, thing] → fiable

dependable

dependable

[dɪˈpɛndəbl] adj (person) → fidato/a, serio/a; (machine, car) → affidabile

depend

(diˈpend) verb
(with on).
1. to rely on. You can't depend on his arriving on time.
2. to rely on receiving necessary (financial) support from. The school depends for its survival on money from the Church.
3. (of a future happening etc) to be decided by. Our success depends on everyone working hard.
deˈpendable adjective
(negative undependable) trustworthy or reliable. I know he'll remember to get the wine – he's very dependable.
deˈpendant noun
a person who is kept or supported by another. He has five dependants to support – a wife and four children.
deˈpendent adjective
1. relying on (someone etc) for (financial) support. He is totally dependent on his parents.
2. (of a future happening etc) to be decided by. Whether we go or not is dependent on whether we have enough money.
it/that depends, it all depends
what happens, is decided etc, will be affected by something else. I don't know if I'll go to the party – it all depends.

to look after one's dependants (not dependents).
to be dependent (not dependant) on one's parents.
References in classic literature ?
Beth is the best of little creeters, and a sight of help to me, bein so forehanded and dependable.
Hannah showed the result of this attitude somewhat, being a trifle careworn in face and sharp in manner; but she was a self-contained, well-behaved, dependable child, and that is the reason her aunts had invited her to Riverboro to be a member of their family and participate in all the advantages of their loftier position in the world.
I looked at her with a friendliness I really felt towards her slight, unattractive, and dependable person.
If it had not been for the problem of keeping dependable hired hands and the sight of the mine-tipple, which, towering on the adjoining farm, reminded her more and more constantly of Bill, she would not even have considered the offer of Gordon Hamilton, one of Fallon's leading business men, to buy her whole section.
After all, his strange instinct might be more dependable than my faulty human judgment.
At his side hung a long, rawhide rope--a natural and more dependable evolution from the grass rope of his childhood.
Never in her life had she seen a man at once so paradoxical and dependable.
Always has U-Van been a true and dependable warrior.
On a pinch, Minnie herself could take a wheel, and it was on pinches that she proved herself more dependable at steering than did the native sailors.
Had Billy been dependable, all would still have been well.
Therefore I would shovel my stuff in heaps at the corners of the streets if I had enough for that; and as I haven't, I do my best by perfecting a really dependable detonator.
Sponsored by a committee of the IEEE Computer Society, the June 2007 meeting in Edinburgh, UK was the 37th, closing in on the big 4-0 for this annual gathering (and it seems like discussions of dependable systems and networks were born just yesterday).

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