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

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Some of the actors from the film will be on hand for the festivities, and there will be tours of the reformatory, which is reputed to harbor ghosts. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "Celebrate ‘Shawshank,’ watch Illinois and Wisconsin battle it out in the Border War Beer Fest and more Midwest events," 19 July 2019 The REDcharger is reputed to promote recovery by using red (630-nm) and infrared (880-nm) LED light. Natalie B. Compton, WIRED, "Inside the Bulletproof Coffee Guy’s New Body-Hacking Gym," 10 July 2019 What Bismarck is reputed to have said about laws and sausages comes to mind. The Editors, National Review, "Right on Gerrymandering, Wrong on the Census," 27 June 2019 The Vermont independent is among those who may pile on Biden, though the two are reputed to have a friendly relationship going back to their membership in the rarefied Club of 100 (also known as the United States Senate). Ap Mcclatchy, The Mercury News, "Watch Democratic debate Night 2: Biden’s bull’s-eye, Sanders’ attitude and other things to watch for," 27 June 2019 The source of all the bloodshed seemed obvious: Sylvester Zottola was reputed to have deep mob ties. Tim Elfrink, BostonGlobe.com, "An execution looked like a Mafia vendetta. But the man’s son planned the hit, feds say.," 19 June 2019 Meals Included:Breakfast Accommodations:Asakusa View Hotel Day 3: Tokyo Learn Japanese secrets to longevity in a cooking class on Okinawa cuisine, originating from the Japanese island reputed to have the highest life expectancy in the world. National Geographic, "Japan Family Journey: From Ancient to Modern Times," 12 June 2019 Peer into the gaping Bocca della Verità, a sculpted mouth reputed to bite off the hand of anyone who doesn't tell the truth. National Geographic, "Italy & Greece High School Expedition," 12 June 2019 Troxell and Yandell are reputed to be part of a three-man commission that runs the gang in California. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, "Feds announce massive California bust of notorious Aryan Brotherhood prison gang," 6 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Polyphemus, then, means one much spoken of, someone of great repute. Ferris Jabr, Harper's magazine, "The Story of Storytelling," 10 Mar. 2019 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

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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

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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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