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From Old French reputer, from Latin Latin reputo (I count over, reckon, calculate, compute, think over, consider), from re- (again) + puto (I think).


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  • Rhymes: -uːt


repute (usually uncountable, plural reputes)

  1. Reputation, especially a good reputation.
    • 1892, Walter Besant, chapter III, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, [], OCLC 16832619:
      At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors. [] In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.

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repute (third-person singular simple present reputes, present participle reputing, simple past and past participle reputed)

  1. (transitive) To attribute or credit something to something; to impute.
  2. (transitive) To consider, think, esteem, reckon (a person or thing) to be, or as being, something
    • Bible, Job xviii. 3
      Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in your sight?
    • Shakespeare
      The king your father was reputed for / A prince most prudent.
    • William Wollaston
      If the comparison could be made, I verily believe these would be found to be almost infinituple of the other; which ought therefore to be reputed as nothing.


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  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of reputar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of reputar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of reputar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of reputar.