[ 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 for repute

2. See credit.

Example sentences from the Web for repute

British Dictionary definitions for repute

/ (rɪˈpjuːt) /


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


public estimation; reputation a writer of little repute

Word Origin for repute

C15: from Old French reputer, from Latin reputāre to think over, from re- + putāre to think