See also: Reputation and réputation

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14c. "credit, good reputation", Latin reputationem (consideration, thinking over), noun of action from past participle stem of reputo (reflect upon, reckon, count over), from the prefix re- (again) + puto (reckon, consider). Displaced native Old English hlīsa, which was also the word for "fame."

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  • IPA(key): /ˌɹɛpjʊˈteɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

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reputation (countable and uncountable, plural reputations)

  1. What somebody is known for.
    • 1529, John Frith, A pistle to the Christen reader. The Revelation of Antichrist: Antithesis, [] [1], Luft [i.e. Hoochstraten], page 117:
      And Balaam (or as the trueth of the hebrewe hath Bileam) doth signifie the people of no reputation / or the vayne people or they that are not counted for people.
    • 1928, Franklin D. Roosevelt, The Happy Warrior Alfred E. Smith[2], Houghton Mifflin, →OCLC, →OL, page 12:
      Sometimes a man makes a reputation, deserved or otherwise, by a single action.

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reputation f (plural reputations)

  1. reputation