repute

verb
re·​pute | \ri-ˈpyüt \
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

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 Two Congress members, missing in action, were reputed to have been kidnapped by the BJP and held in yet another luxury hotel. The Economist, "A series of reversals forces India’s newest chief minister from office," 19 May 2018 The Los Angeles Philharmonic's transfixing 2015 performance — conducted by Seattle's music director, Ludovic Morlot, and enhanced by Walt Disney Concert Hall's immersive acoustics — is reputed to be the most remarkable performance yet of the score. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "Becoming John Luther Adams: The evolution of one of America's hottest composers," 3 May 2018 The city’s Public Improvement Commission Thursday postponed its vote on a request by the Boston Red Sox to remove the name of former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey from the street alongside Fenway Park because of Yawkey’s reputed pattern of bigotry. Milton J. Valencia, BostonGlobe.com, "City panel delays vote Yawkey Way name change at request of Red Sox," 12 Apr. 2018 If the kids at the German school in Istanbul are reputed to be moody and poetic, and the kids at the French school are rumored to be demoralized by strict teachers, then the Robert College kids seemed confident, outgoing, and open. Suzy Hansen, The New Republic, "“What Difference Is Trump for Us?”," 24 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Annie Chambers’ infamous house of ill-repute at Wyandotte and Third streets featured concrete columns resembling bamboo. Darryl Levings, kansascity, "Sex in the city: Where prostitution once flourished in KC | The Kansas City Star," 20 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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The first known use of repute was in the 15th century

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repute

noun

English Language Learners Definition of repute

: good reputation

repute

verb
re·​pute | \ri-ˈpyüt \
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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