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

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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 Traditionally, indica strains have had a reputation for creating a more full-body, relaxing effect whereas sativa strains are reputed to be more cerebral and energizing. Samantha Davenport, Anchorage Daily News, "A shopper’s guide to Alaska cannabis: Local strains, edibles, concentrates and more," 28 May 2020 Riddle was also reputed to have reservations about the uncertainties of Louisville’s spring weather and may have been influenced by a racing calendar that then separated the Derby from the Preakness by only 10 days. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Potentially the greatest horse to ever race missed the Kentucky Derby 100 years ago," 7 May 2020 Bialosky’s houses embody an entirely different spirit, even though Shaker Heights was reputed to be the wealthiest suburb in America during the early 1960s. Steven Litt, cleveland, "Appreciating the modernist houses of architect Jack Bialosky Sr.: space, light, and the quiet modesty of suburban Jewish assimilation," 3 May 2020 Multiple sources identified the lawyer as Edgar Sargsyan, a onetime business partner of Lev Aslan Dermen, a petroleum magnate and reputed organized crime figure. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, "Beverly Hills lawyer is at center of FBI agent corruption scandal, sources say," 28 Apr. 2020 Friday, Arbor Day, brings a live visit to what is reputed to be the city’s oldest living organism: the Alley Pond Giant, a massive tulip tree in Alley Pond Park in Queens that dates back about 350 years. Laurel Graeber, New York Times, "Earth Day’s Gone Digital. Here’s Where to Find It.," 21 Apr. 2020 The Italian mountaineers Tamara Lunger and Simone Moro were planning a winter ascent of Pik Pobeda, in Siberia, reputed to be the coldest climb on earth. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, "Survivor’s Guilt in the Mountains," 24 Feb. 2020 Biden has never been reputed for his fundraising prowess, and until just a few days ago, a wide field of moderate candidates was spreading donor money thin. Alana Abramson, Time, "Democratic Donors are Rallying Behind Joe Biden. And Bernie Sanders Is Weaponizing That," 5 Mar. 2020 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 and Greece Expedition: Empires of the Mediterranean," 10 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Loosely based on a mixture of Amsterdam, London, Vegas, and old New York, Ketterdam is a city of ill repute, but also freedom. Rosie Knight, refinery29.com, "29 Essential Shadow and Bone Terms To Know If You Didn’t Read The Books," 23 Apr. 2021 The temptation will be to go for a stellar name, a manager of the sort of standing and repute that will reassure the club’s bruised fans: someone like Rafael Benítez. New York Times, "Have You Seen This Man?," 26 Feb. 2021 Meyer, who has had a long history of sticking up for players and employees of questionable repute, finally came to realize that his organization was better off without Doyle than with him. Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News, "Finger: For both Urban Meyer and Mark Cuban, the market decides," 13 Feb. 2021 Her grandmother was a medical doctor of international repute, and had led quite a life. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "The Fast Forward 2020 Winter Bookies reading list," 4 Jan. 2021 But as my colleague Bernhard Warner wrote in Fortune recently, activist shorts have recently gained wider repute on the strength of a number of prescient calls. Lee Clifford, Fortune, "Citron calls this the ‘most ridiculous’ IPO of 2020," 17 Dec. 2020 By the time this photo was taken, the Horn Palace was a roadhouse of ill repute, mainly because of the reputation of its owner. ExpressNews.com, "Horn Palace Inn developed a rowdy, questionable reputation as it moved around San Antonio in early 1900s," 3 Oct. 2020 For years, free-to-play mobile games have had a reputation of ill repute, and for good reason. Washington Post, "‘Genshin Impact’ tries an interesting live service trick: Make a good game at launch," 30 Sep. 2020 The idea of American exceptionalism has long been in ill repute among critics on the left. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, "Will a Pandemic Shatter the Perception of American Exceptionalism?," 25 Apr. 2020

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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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The first known use of repute was in the 15th century

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“Repute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repute. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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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