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

 

repute

 noun
noun
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 Origin late 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