Respectable vs Respectabilize - What's the difference?

respectable | respectabilize |


As an adjective respectable

is deserving respect.

As a verb respectabilize is

to make respectable, or to give a false appearance of respectability.

respectable

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Deserving respect.
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  • *
  • *:In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitu├ęs, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass. In this way all respectable burgesses, down to fifty years ago, spent their evenings.
  • Decent; satisfactory.
  • :
  • Antonyms

    * disrespectable

    Derived terms

    * respectably

    respectabilize

    English

    Verb

    (respectabiliz)
  • To make respectable, or to give a false appearance of respectability.