[ ri-pyoo-tid ]
/ rɪˈpyu tɪd /


reported or supposed to be such: the reputed author of a book.

Nearby words

  1. repurchase agreement,
  2. repurpose,
  3. reputable,
  4. reputation,
  5. repute,
  6. reputedly,
  7. req.,
  8. request,
  9. request stop,
  10. requiem

Origin of reputed

First recorded in 1540–50; repute + -ed2

Related formsun·re·put·ed, adjectivewell-re·put·ed, adjective


[ ri-pyoot ]
/ rɪˈpyut /


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.

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

2. See credit. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for reputed

British Dictionary definitions for reputed


/ (rɪˈpjuːtɪd) /


(prenominal) generally reckoned or considered; supposed or allegedhe is the reputed writer of a number of romantic poems


/ (rɪˈpjuːt) /


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


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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Word Origin and History for reputed
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