I. transitive verb (reputed; reputing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French reputer, from Latin reputare to reckon up, think over, from re- + putare to reckon Date: 15th century believe, consider II. noun Date: 1539 1. the character or status commonly ascribed to one ; reputation 2. the state of being favorably known, spoken of, or esteemed

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  • Repute — Re*pute , n. 1. Character reputed or attributed; reputation, whether good or bad; established opinion; public estimate. [1913 Webster] He who regns Monarch in heaven, till then as one secure Sat on his throne, upheld by old repute. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Repute — Re*pute (r? p?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Reputed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reputing}.] [F. r[ e]puter, L. reputare to count over, think over; pref. re re + putare to count, think. See {Putative}.] To hold in thought; to account; to estimate; to hold; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repute — index character (reputation), credit (recognition), distinction (reputation), eminence, honesty …   Law dictionary

  • réputé — réputé, ée (ré pu té, tée) part. passé de réputer. •   Pour une fille honnête et pleine d innocence Croit elle en ses valets voir quelque complaisance, Réputés criminels, les voilà tous chassés, BOILEAU Sat. X.. •   Étant d une caste réputée… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • repute — mid 15c., from Fr. réputer (late 13c.) or directly from L. reputare Related: Reputed; reputedly. The noun is from 1550s, from the verb …   Etymology dictionary

  • repute — n reputation, *fame, renown, celebrity, notoriety, éclat, honor, glory Antonyms: disrepute …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • reputé — Reputé, [reput]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • repute — ► NOUN 1) the opinion generally held of someone or something. 2) the state of being highly regarded. ► VERB 1) (be reputed) be generally regarded as having done something or as having particular characteristics. 2) (reputed) generally believed to …   English terms dictionary

  • repute — [ri pyo͞ot′] vt. reputed, reputing [ME reputen < MFr reputer < L reputare < re , again + putare, to think: see PUTATIVE] to consider or account (a person or thing) to be as specified; generally suppose or regard: usually in the passive… …   English World dictionary

  • Repute — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Repute >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 distinction distinction mark name figure Sgm: N 1 repute repute reputation Sgm: N 1 good repute good repute high repute Sgm: N 1 note note …   English dictionary for students

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