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

The small community on the mountain is centered around a shrine honoring a saint reputed to cure mental illness. Rachel Monroe, Outside Online, "Last winter, Moroccan officials found two hikers dead on the trail to the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. The international investigation that followed revealed the fragility of the adventure travel economy, as well as what happens when a small tourist hub is suddenly made strange by violence.," 29 July 2019 And, less than an hour from Glasgow city center, is the renowned Bruntsfield club, founded in 1761 and reputed to be the fourth oldest in the world. Glasgow, USA TODAY, "Glasgow, Gateway to Scotland: Explore the city’s rich golf history," 19 July 2019 Also known as the Alcatraz of the Rockies, the ADX, where inmates spend 23 hours a day inside their cells, is reputed to be an escape-proof fortress. Emily Palmer, New York Times, "El Chapo Has Disappeared. (Is He at the Supermax?)," 18 July 2019 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

My lovely editor had sent me an Italian bitter liqueur to build a drink around: the Bitter Bianco from Luxardo, a distiller of exceptional repute. Lauren Mechling, WSJ, "An Aperitivo-Fueled Adventure Among Brooklyn’s Sauna Set," 18 June 2019 Partly as a result, for decades after World War II the whole idea that ancient cultural shifts might be explained by migrations fell into ill repute in some archaeological circles. Andrew Curry, National Geographic, "The first Europeans weren’t who you might think," 12 July 2019 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

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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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