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reliableadjective

uk   us   /rɪˈlaɪə.bl̩/
B1 Someone or something that is reliable can be trusted or believed because he, she, or it works or behaves well in the way you expect: Is your watch reliable? reliable information Gideon is very reliable - if he says he'll do something, he'll do it.
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reliability
noun [U] uk   /rɪˌlaɪəˈbɪl.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ə.t̬i/
C1 Rolls-Royce cars are famous for their quality and reliability.
reliably
adverb uk   us   /-bli/
I am reliably informed that you have been talking about resigning from the company.
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