a favorable and publicly recognized name or standing for merit, achievement, reliability, etc.: to build up a reputation.
the estimation or name of being, having, having done, etc., something specified: He has the reputation of being a shrewd businessman.
- rep·u·ta·tion·al, adjective
- self-rep·u·ta·tion, noun
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How to use reputation in a sentence
She says Cowboy Ventures will have a conversation with a potential portfolio company, and say, “Tech has a bad reputation for a good reason.”‘Don’t wait to be perfect:’ 4 top startup tips from a unicorn’s founder and investor | Beth Kowitt | September 6, 2020 | Fortune
We also talked briefly about how this approach differs from online reputation management.Video: Search veteran Kevin Lee on why digital PR is key for SEO | Barry Schwartz | August 31, 2020 | Search Engine Land
Renovations already have the reputation of taking twice the time and costing twice as much as homeowners expect.‘Severe lumber shortage’ is adding $14,000 to the cost of a new home | Lance Lambert | August 31, 2020 | Fortune
Epic Games, a competitor, has recently put its reputation at risk by suing Apple.Buy or pass? The pros and cons of investing in 9 upcoming tech IPOs from Palantir to Asana | Aaron Pressman | August 29, 2020 | Fortune
Speaking of defense, Alysha Clark has long enjoyed a justified reputation for her talent at that end of the floor.There’s No WNBA All-Star Game This Year, But We Picked The Rosters Anyway | Howard Megdal | August 26, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
“James Woods has a reputation in the business of not mincing words,” Breitbart posted in September 2013.How James Woods Became Obama’s Biggest Twitter Troll | Asawin Suebsaeng | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He lambasts the case as without evidence, an unfair trial, and damaging for the American reputation.Of Cuban Spies, a Baby, and a Filmmaker: The Strange Tale of the Cuban Five | Nina Strochlic | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Furthermore, checking online IP reputation services reveals that they have been used by malware operators in the past.
Pastor Gaylard Williams earned a good reputation among his evangelical ilk.Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault | M.L. Nestel | December 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He had already let his reputation sour—and his country down—so he paid up.
As usual the dinner was recherché, for the Pandemonium chef enjoyed a world-wide reputation.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Particularly was this the case with Davout, who since 1809 had suspected that Berthier desired to ruin his reputation.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
He was a bookbinder previous to going upon the stage; and acquired a high degree of reputation as an actor.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
She has painted several portraits of her mother, which would have made for her a reputation had she done no others.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
From that time its reputation has kept pace with its cultivation, until it now enjoys a world wide popularity.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
British Dictionary definitions for reputation
the estimation in which a person or thing is generally held; opinion
a high opinion generally held about a person or thing; esteem
notoriety or fame, esp for some specified characteristic
have a reputation to be known or notorious, esp for promiscuity, excessive drinking, or the like
- reputationless, adjective
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