American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To ascribe a particular fact or characteristic to.
- v. To consider; suppose.
- n. Reputation.
- n. A good reputation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hold in thought; account; hold; reckon; deem.
- To estimate; value; regard.
- n. Reputation; character; established opinion; specifically, good character; the credit or honor derived from common or public opinion.
- n. Synonyms See list under reputation.
- n. Reputation, especially a good reputation.
- v. transitive To attribute or credit something to something; to impute.
- v. transitive To consider, think, esteem, reckon (a person or thing) to be, or as being, something
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To hold in thought; to account; to estimate; to hold; to think; to reckon.
- n. Character reputed or attributed; reputation, whether good or bad; established opinion; public estimate.
- n. Specifically: Good character or reputation; credit or honor derived from common or public opinion; -- opposed to
- v. look on as or consider
- n. the state of being held in high esteem and honor
- From Old French reputer, from Latin reputo ("I count over, reckon, calculate, compute, think over, consider"), from re- ("again") + puto ("I think"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English reputen, from Old French reputer, from Latin reputāre, to think over : re-, re- + putāre, to think over. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“Probably there were many that were thus kept for fortune-tellers, but, it should seem, this was more in repute than any of them; for, while others brought some gain, this brought much gain to her masters, being consulted more than any other.”
“Of all the libels with which we are pelted the most injurious to our repute is a kindly libel, that which represents us as a nation of orators.”
“President Felton's* name is very familiar to us; and wherever Greek scholarship is held in repute, that is known.”
“The reader then needs to consider the American election of 2000 for some context and comparison of "repute" and "free and fair" as well as consider the history of Hamas.”
“The commenter’s own URLs were similarly diverse, and linked to all sorts of commercial enterprises of uncertain repute.”
“Sometimes the information is conveyed through secret circulars; but more commonly the deed is consummated by professed abortionists, who advertise themselves as such through innuendo, or through gaining this kind of repute by the frequent commission of the act.”
“Away from western media outlets, where islamist propagandizing is par for the course, countless islamists, men of "repute" in islamic affairs, state clearly and precisely the goals of global islam.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘repute’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
By David Foster Wallace
mostly from magoosh
Currently on hold.
Also see Part Two
new words i want to keep
Looking for tweets for repute.