acquire a reputation

Definition of acquire a reputation

:to be regarded by people generally (in some particular light)
  • He has acquired a reputation as a careful worker.

Word by Word Definitions

acquire play
  1. : to get as one's own:

  2. : to come into possession or control of often by unspecified means

  3. : to come to have as a new or added characteristic, trait, or ability (as by sustained effort or natural selection)

reputation play
  1. : overall quality or character as seen or judged by people in general

  2. : recognition by other people of some characteristic or ability

  3. : a place in public esteem or regard : good name


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