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re·li·a·ble

 (rĭ-lī′ə-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of being relied on; dependable: a reliable assistant; a reliable car.
2. Yielding the same or compatible results in different clinical experiments or statistical trials.

re·li′a·bil′i·ty, re·li′a·ble·ness n.
re·li′a·bly adv.
Synonyms: reliable, dependable, responsible, trustworthy, trusty
These adjectives mean worthy of reliance or trust: a reliable source of information; a dependable worker; a responsible babysitter; a trustworthy report; a trusty assistant.

reliable

(rɪˈlaɪəbəl)
adj
able to be trusted; predictable or dependable
reˌliaˈbility, reˈliableness n
reˈliably adv

re•li•a•ble

(rɪˈlaɪ ə bəl)

adj.
capable of being relied on; consistently dependable in character, judgment, performance, or result.
[1560–70]
re•li`a•bil′i•ty, re•li′a•ble•ness, n.
re•li′a•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reliable - 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.reliable - 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.reliable - conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief; "an authentic account by an eyewitness"; "reliable information"
trustworthy, trusty - worthy of trust or belief; "a trustworthy report"; "an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion"

reliable

adjective
2. safe, dependable, tried and tested, well-built, failsafe, well-engineered Japanese cars are so reliable.
3. definitive, sound, attested, dependable, trustworthy, well-founded There is no reliable evidence.

reliable

adjective
Capable of being depended upon:
Translations
مَوْثُوق بِهِمَوْثوق بِه، يُعْتَمَد عَلَيْهِ
spolehlivý
pålidelig
luotettava
pouzdan
áreiîanlegurhelgur dómurmenjar; minjar
信頼できる
믿을 수 있는
verodostojenvreden zaupanjazanesljiv
pålitlig
เชื่อถือได้
đáng tin cậy

reliable

[rɪˈlaɪəbl] ADJ
1. (= dependable) [person, firm] → digno de confianza, formal; [ally] → en el que se puede confiar; [car] → seguro, fiable; [method] → de fiar
she's very reliablepuedes confiar completamente en ella, es una persona muy formal
they provide a cheap and reliable serviceproporcionan un servicio barato y fiable
2. (= trustworthy) [information, figures, guide, indicator] → fiable; [evidence, report, description, account] → fidedigno; [memory] → de fiar
reliable sourcesfuentes fpl fidedignas

reliable

[rɪˈlaɪəbəl] adj
[person, employee, firm] → fiable
He's not very reliable → Il n'est pas très fiable.
[information, source, witness] → fiable
[method, machine] → fiable
a reliable car → une voiture fiable

reliable

adjzuverlässig; person alsoverlässlich; firm, companyseriös, vertrauenswürdig

reliable

[rɪˈlaɪəbl] adj (report, source) → attendibile; (machine) → affidabile; (person, trustworthy) → fidato/a, che dà affidamento; (capable) → capace; (method) → sicuro/a
a reliable source of information → una fonte attendibile

rely

(rəˈlai) : rely on verb
1. to depend on or need. The people on the island relied on the supplies that were brought from the mainland; I am relying on you to help me.
2. to trust (someone) to do something; to be certain that (something will happen). Can he rely on him to keep a secret?; He can be relied on; That is what will probably happen, but we can't rely on it.
reˈliable (-ˈlai-) adjective
(negative unreliable) able to be trusted. Is he reliable?; Is this information reliable?
reˌliaˈbility noun
reˈliably (-ˈlai-) adverb
from a reliable source; by a reliable person. I am reliably informed that the Prime Minister is going to resign.
reˈliance (-ˈlai-) noun
a country's reliance on aid from other countries; a child's reliance on its mother.
reˈliant adjective

reliable

مَوْثُوق بِهِ spolehlivý pålidelig zuverlässig αξιόπιστος fidedigno luotettava fiable pouzdan affidabile 信頼できる 믿을 수 있는 betrouwbaar pålitelig godny zaufania confiável, fiável надежный pålitlig เชื่อถือได้ güvenilir đáng tin cậy 可靠的

reliable

a. [person] formal, responsable; seguro-a.

reliable

adj (device) fiable
References in classic literature ?
The old manuscripts were not very reliable, it was found, except in general.
Expert and reliable packers and movers were engaged to convey the furniture, carpets, pictures --everything movable, in short--to places of security.
He was ready to do them whatever good he might; but, after all, he never exactly made common cause with them, nor gave any reliable evidence that he loved them better in proportion as he knew them more.
by this, he seemed to mean, not only that the most reliable and useful courage was that which arises from the fair estimation of the encountered peril, but that an utterly fearless man is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward.
So that to this hunter's wondrous skill, the proverbial evanescence of a thing writ in water, a wake, is to all desired purposes well nigh as reliable as the steadfast land.
Well, it ain't no use to send things by HIM no more, he ain't reliable.
The girl had been careful, reliable and faithfully devoted to her mistress's interests to the last.
They both had weak eyes, which I had long attributed to their chronically looking in at keyholes, and they were always at hand when not wanted; indeed that was their only reliable quality besides larceny.
Meanwhile one country takes its opinion of another from the apercus of a few brilliant but often irresponsible or prejudiced writers,--and really it is rather in what those writers leave out than in what they put in that one must seek the more reliable data of national character.
He used to wonder at the shallow psychology of those who conceive the ego in man as a thing simple, permanent, reliable, and of one essence.
He is a decent, intelligent fellow, distinctly a good, reliable type of workman, and with a headpiece of his own.
This duke entered the Romagna with auxiliaries, taking there only French soldiers, and with them he captured Imola and Forli; but afterwards, such forces not appearing to him reliable, he turned to mercenaries, discerning less danger in them, and enlisted the Orsini and Vitelli; whom presently, on handling and finding them doubtful, unfaithful, and dangerous, he destroyed and turned to his own men.

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