Definition of acquire a reputation
- He has acquired a reputation as a careful worker.
: to get as one's own:
: to come into possession or control of often by unspecified means
: to come to have as a new or added characteristic, trait, or ability (as by sustained effort or natural selection)
: overall quality or character as seen or judged by people in general
: recognition by other people of some characteristic or ability
: a place in public esteem or regard : good name
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