Definition of repute noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈpjuːt//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpjuːt//
[uncountable] (formal)
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the opinion that people have of somebody/something synonym reputation I know him only by repute. She is a writer of international repute. My parents were artists of (some) repute(= having a very good reputation). Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French reputer or Latin reputare ‘think over’, from re- (expressing intensive force) + putare ‘think’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: repute