[ ri-pyoo-tid ]
/ rɪˈpyu tɪd /


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

Origin of reputed

First recorded in 1540–50; repute + -ed2

Related forms

un·re·put·ed, adjectivewell-re·put·ed, adjective

Definition for reputed (2 of 2)


[ 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 (1 of 2)


/ (rɪˈpjuːtɪd) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for reputed (2 of 2)


/ (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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