Definition of reputable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrepjətəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrepjətəbl//
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that people consider to be honest and to provide a good service synonym respected a reputable dealer/company/supplier compare disreputable Word Originearly 17th cent.: from obsolete French, or from medieval Latin reputabilis, from Latin reputare ‘reflect upon’, from re- (expressing intensive force) + putare ‘think’.Extra examples Customers who are tired of waiting turn to less reputable suppliers. He spent a lot of time hanging around the less reputable bars in Chicago. Some of the men looked less than reputable. a highly reputable company Buy your car from a reputable dealer. How do you know whether Internet traders are reputable or not? If you bought your computer from a reputable company, they should refund your money.
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