Definitions for reputerɪˈpyut

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•puterɪˈpyut(n.; v.)-put•ed, -put•ing.

  1. (n.)estimation in the view of others; reputation:

    persons of good repute.

  2. favorable reputation.

  3. (v.t.)to consider or believe (a person or thing) to be as specified (usu. used in the passive):

    He was reputed to be a millionaire.

Origin of repute:

1400–50; late ME (v.) < MF reputer < L reputāre to compute, consider =re-re - +putāre to think

Princeton's WordNet

  1. repute, reputation(verb)

    the state of being held in high esteem and honor

  2. think of, repute, regard as, look upon, look on, esteem, take to be(verb)

    look on as or consider

    "she looked on this affair as a joke"; "He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician"; "He is reputed to be intelligent"


  1. repute(Noun)

    Reputation, especially a good reputation.

  2. repute(Verb)

    To attribute or credit something to something; to impute.

  3. repute(Verb)

    To consider, think, esteem, reckon (a person or thing) to be, or as being, something

  4. Origin: From reputer, from Latin reputo, from re- + puto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repute(verb)

    to hold in thought; to account; to estimate; to hold; to think; to reckon

  2. Repute(noun)

    character reputed or attributed; reputation, whether good or bad; established opinion; public estimate

  3. Repute(noun)

    specifically: Good character or reputation; credit or honor derived from common or public opinion; -- opposed to disrepute

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generally reported and believed

He is reputed to be very wealthy.

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