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repute

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verb re·pute \ri-ˈpyüt\

Definition of repute

reputed

reputing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  believe, consider



Origin and Etymology of repute

Middle English, from Anglo-French reputer, from Latin reputare to reckon up, think over, from re- + putare to reckon


First Known Use: 15th century


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repute

noun re·pute

Simple Definition of repute

  • : good reputation

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of repute

  1. 1 :  the character or status commonly ascribed to one :  reputation

  2. 2 :  the state of being favorably known, spoken of, or esteemed



REPUTE Defined for Kids

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repute

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verb re·pute \ri-ˈpyüt\

Definition of repute for Students

reputed

reputing

  1. :  consider 3 <She is reputed to be a millionaire.>




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repute

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noun re·pute

Definition of repute for Students

  1. 1 :  reputation 1 <He is held in good repute.>

  2. 2 :  good reputation <doctors of repute>





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