repute

verb
re·​pute | \ ri-ˈpyüt How to pronounce repute (audio) \
reputed; reputing

Definition of repute

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repute

noun

Definition of repute (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the character or status commonly ascribed to one : reputation
2 : the state of being favorably known, spoken of, or esteemed

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Synonyms for repute

Synonyms: Noun

character, fame, mark, name, note, odor, rep [slang], report, reputation

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Examples of repute in a Sentence

Noun

that's a repair shop of good repute

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For an administration reputed to be diplomatically inept, the Trump foreign policy team scored a big victory in The Hague last Friday that will protect American soldiers from illegitimate and unaccountable foreign prosecutions. Eugene Kontorovich, WSJ, "The Trump Effect Saves U.S. Soldiers From Runaway Prosecutors," 18 Apr. 2019 Among DeBakey’s students was Denton Cooley, born and educated in Texas and reputed to be the fastest open-heart surgeon in the West—or anywhere in the world. Henry Petroski, WSJ, "‘Ticker’ Review: The Race to Reinvent the Heart," 3 Aug. 2018 Built in the 14th century and surrounded by a moat and wall, Dali Old Town is reputed for its graceful living and delightful Bai architecture. Mei Zhang, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to China," 5 Oct. 2016 Another item of from his collection up for auction on Saturday is a fragment of cloth reputed to come from the flag of HMS Victory, the flagship of Napoleon’s nemesis Admiral Nelson. James Rogers, Fox News, "Lock of Napoleon's hair up for auction," 17 Aug. 2018 But some members of the city’s black community, including state Representative Byron Rushing and Tanisha Sullivan, president of the city’s NAACP, pointed out Yawkey’s reputed bigotry. Milton J. Valencia, BostonGlobe.com, "City panel delays vote Yawkey Way name change at request of Red Sox," 12 Apr. 2018 Automation is very good for growth and very bad for equality in all variants, including those reputed to be conducive to technological optimism. . . Kevin Lewis, BostonGlobe.com, "Dreading automation," 16 June 2018 Third, Mr Nyusi must chuck out and in some cases bring to book the old guard around Mr Guebuza, reputed to be one of Mozambique’s richest men. The Economist, "The death of Mozambique’s opposition leader may not help the president," 4 May 2018 One of the youngest regulars at the Class AA level, the 19-year-old righty hitter has always shown big power for his age and is reputed as both a capable defender at shortstop and a team leader with precocious baseball intelligence. 2. Ted Berg, For The Win, "7 MLB prospects to watch at the 2018 Futures Game," 13 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The exhibition displays three of the grand, full-length female portraits that wrongly cemented that repute. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, "‘John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age’ Review: Dazzling Art With a City Connection," 11 Aug. 2018 Twenty-odd years ago the repute of the desk was so low in the business, the morale on the desk so depressed, that a series of leaders of the American Society of News Editors started looking for ways to improve the situation. John E. Mcintyre, baltimoresun.com, "We owe a debt to Hank Glamann," 13 July 2018 But Curio has earned wide repute in turning the literary into the theatrical. John Timpane, Philly.com, "'Catch-22' catches the spirit of the book at Curio Theatre Company in West Philly," 9 May 2018 Albums of a such repute heralded a permanent shift in the calculus of pop power. Jason Parham, WIRED, "Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Everything Is Love Marks a New Step in the Album's Evolution," 19 June 2018 The houses of ill repute are packed with loyal congregations. Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, "Voices of the Tenderloin come alive in Campo Santo’s ‘Spirits’," 17 May 2018 Ill repute and a whole lot of weird' The transformation of this corner of town is a two-edged sword for people who live and do business there. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "She spent her teens in a Garden City trailer. Now she tears trailers down to build anew. | Idaho Statesman," 14 May 2018 As of this writing, no free agent of repute has signed with a team. Dennis Lin, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Padres mailbag: Could Wil Myers return to the outfield?," 21 Nov. 2017 The Willis Show Bar originally opened in 1949 as an esteemed jazz club but slowly degraded into a den of ill repute over the course of its three decades in business. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Shuttered for 40 years, Willis Show Bar will reopen Friday in Cass Corridor," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of repute

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1539, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for repute

Verb

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

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repute

noun

English Language Learners Definition of repute

formal
: good reputation

repute

verb
re·​pute | \ ri-ˈpyüt How to pronounce repute (audio) \
reputed; reputing

Kids Definition of repute

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: consider sense 3 She is reputed to be a millionaire.

repute

noun

Kids Definition of repute (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : reputation sense 1 He is held in good repute.
2 : good reputation doctors of repute

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