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Definition of "repute" []

  • To ascribe a particular fact or characteristic to. (verb-transitive)
  • To consider; suppose. (verb-transitive)
  • Reputation. (noun)
  • A good reputation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "repute" in a sentence
  • "A triple-double in a game of this magnitude, against an opponent of such repute, is preposterous."
  • "As a retired flour dealer, he possessed a snug independency, and had fitted up, for himself, a small house, for the garden of which my father, early in repute as a landscape gardener, kindly drew a variety of plans."
  • "Criticism was in repute and flourished; commentaries, notes, and quibbles, abounded on the glorious works of genius that had been written aforetime."