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More consistent, reliable information on the patients can only help in that effort. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If only it was a more reliable news source, like a bus. Times, Sunday Times (2016)According to less reliable sources, she's actually dead. The Sun (2016)There is little reliable information about his next two years. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)This is why you need a very fast and reliable car. Times, Sunday Times (2007)These are funds that invest in companies that pay a reasonable and reliable source of income. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This willingness to be the reliable and dependable friend fulfils a need in you to be needed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The test is more reliable than methods currently used to diagnose the disease. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The key is giving reliable information in an accessible way. The Sun (2011)He suggests commercial property as another reliable source of income. Times, Sunday Times (2015)No reliable information exists to help clarify them. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They are not only super efficient and totally reliable, they also make a big profit. The Sun (2006)Jets have proved incredibly efficient, reliable and safe. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can get a perfectly reliable car for less than 1,000. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was efficient and reliable, yet now what do we have? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Where history and reliable information were lacking, such myths helped fill a gap. SPICE: The History of a Temptation (2004)Features on this reliable car include power steering, air conditioning and twin front airbags. The Sun (2016)When you want reliable information on the subject of my character, apply to him. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886)As there are currently no reliable screening methods for ovarian cancer, regular blood tests and ultrasound scans can be offered. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The government is refusing to introduce a more reliable method of stunning the animals before they are killed, according to vets. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A reliable, independent source of free advice that savers can trust is currently missing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The big problem with these sources for meeting our deep needs is that they are not reliable or dependable, and sometimes are downright harmful. Beat Stress (1992)Reliable and dependable, and it's always good to have an accountant in the family. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Verdict Reliable, efficient and effortless to use. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Most pure essential oils obtained by distillation are procured from a reliable source and can be taken as medicine, provided the correct dose is given. Practical Aromatherapy (1987)He is reliable, dependable, and trustworthy. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'reliable'
British English: reliable /rɪˈlaɪəbl/ ADJECTIVE
Reliable people or things can be trusted to work well or to behave in the way that you want them to.
She was efficient and reliable.
- American English: reliable
- Arabic: مَوْثُوق بِهِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: confiável
- Chinese: 可靠的
- Croatian: pouzdan
- Czech: spolehlivý
- Danish: pålidelig
- Dutch: betrouwbaar
- European Spanish: fidedigno
- Finnish: luotettava
- French: fiable
- German: zuverlässig
- Greek: αξιόπιστος
- Italian: affidabile
- Japanese: 信頼できる
- Korean: 믿을 수 있는
- Norwegian: pålitelig
- Polish: godny zaufania
- European Portuguese: fiável
- Romanian: serios
- Russian: надежный
- Spanish: fidedigno
- Swedish: pålitlig
- Thai: เชื่อถือได้
- Turkish: güvenilir
- Ukrainian: надійний
- Vietnamese: đáng tin cậy
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