English edit

Etymology edit

depend +‎ -able

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): [dɪˈpɛndəbəɫ]
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Adjective edit

dependable (comparative more dependable, superlative most dependable)

  1. Able, or easily able to be depended on.
    He was a very dependable person.

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Noun edit

dependable (plural dependables)

  1. A reliable person or thing.
    • 2009 June 7, Jeff Z. Klein, “At Full Strength, Red Wings Dominate”, in New York Times[1]:
      But Datsyuk’s return rejuvenated the old dependables like Rafalski, Lidstrom and Marian Hossa, who consistently outshone Malkin and Crosby.

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