Meaning of “dependable” in the English Dictionary

"dependable" in British English

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dependableadjective

uk /dɪˈpen.də.bəl/ us /dɪˈpen.də.bəl/

If someone or something is dependable, you can have confidence in him, her, or it:

I need someone dependable to take care of the children while I'm at work.
a dependable car
dependability
noun [ U ] uk /dɪˌpen.dəˈbɪl.ə.ti/ us /dɪˌpen.dəˈbɪl.ə.t̬i/

The car offers value for money, comfort ,and dependability.
dependably
adverb uk /dɪˈpen.də.bli/ us /dɪˈpen.də.bli/

(Definition of “dependable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dependable" in American English

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dependableadjective

us /dɪˈpen·də·bəl/

deserving of trust or confidence:

I need a dependable baby-sitter.

(Definition of “dependable” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)