• IPA: /ɹɪˈpjuːt/

repute (uncountable)

  1. Reputation, especially a good reputation.
    • 1892, Walter Besant, chapter III, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619 ↗:
      At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors. […] In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
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repute (reputes, present participle reputing; past and past participle reputed)

  1. (transitive) To attribute or credit something to something; to impute.
  2. (transitive) To consider, think, esteem, reckon (a person or thing) to be, or as being, something
    • Bible, Job xviii. 3
      Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?
    • 1613, William Shakespeare; [John Fletcher], “The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene iv]:
      The king your father was reputed for / A prince most prudent.
    • If the comparison could be made, I verily believe these would be found to be almost infinituple of the other; which ought therefore to be reputed as nothing.

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