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adjective reliable pronunciation in American English /rɪˈlaɪəb(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    a reliable person is someone who you can trust to behave well, work hard, or do what you expect them to do
    Alice can take care of the children. She’s very reliable.
    a reliable workman/car
    1. a.
      a reliable vehicle, piece of equipment, or system always works well
      This is a better and more reliable car than my last one.
      a reliable method of birth control
  2. 2
    reliable information can be trusted to be accurate
    How reliable are these statistics?
    There turned out to be no reliable evidence of Mardell’s guilt.


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