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Definitions of repute

  1. To hold in thought; to account; to estimate; to hold; to think; to reckon. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To hold in general opinion; consider; usually in a passive sense; as, he is reputed rich. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To account or estimate: to hold. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To account; hold in estimation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. To hold in general opinion; reckon; estimate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. To think; to account; to esteem. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To estimate; to think; to hold; to reckon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Character reputed or attributed; reputation, whether good or bad; established opinion; public estimate. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Specifically: Good character or reputation; credit or honor derived from common or public opinion; - opposed to disrepute. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. General opinion, good or bad, held of a person or thing; as, a man of good repute. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Reputaion; estimation; honor. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Reputation; character by report; good character; established opinion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Character; established opinion; general estimation. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for repute

  1. Only Mavovo stood firm; perhaps because as a witch- doctor of repute he felt that it did not become him to show the white feather in the presence of an evil spirit. – Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard
  2. Well, then, I shall engage an architect of repute the first in his profession"- he rubbed his hands with an air of enjoyment-" and he shall restore the old place, with a respect and reverence. – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
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