repute

[ ri-pyoot ]
/ rɪˈpyut /

noun

estimation in the view of others; reputation: persons of good repute.
favorable reputation; good name; public respect.

verb (used with object), re·put·ed, re·put·ing.

to consider or believe (a person or thing) to be as specified; regard (usually used in the passive): He was reputed to be a millionaire.

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Origin of repute

1400–50; late Middle English reputen (v.) <Middle French reputer<Latin reputāre to compute, consider, equivalent to re-re- + putāre to think

synonym study for repute

2. See credit.
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British Dictionary definitions for repute

repute
/ (rɪˈpjuːt) /

verb

(tr; usually passive) to consider (a person or thing) to be as specifiedhe is reputed to be intelligent

noun

public estimation; reputationa writer of little repute

Word Origin for repute

C15: from Old French reputer, from Latin reputāre to think over, from re- + putāre to think
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