Definitions for: Repute


[n] the state of being held in high esteem and honor
[v] look on as or consider; "she looked on this affair as a joke"; "He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician"
[v] attribute or credit to; "We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare"; "People impute great cleverness to cats"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*pute" (r?-p?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reputed; p.
pr. & vb. n. Reputing.] [F. r['e]puter, L. reputare to
count over, think over; pref. re- re- + putare to count,
think. See Putative.]
To hold in thought; to account; to estimate; to hold; to
think; to reckon.

Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in
your sight? --Job xviii.
3.

The king your father was reputed for A prince most
prudent. --Shak.


Re*pute", n.
1. Character reputed or attributed; reputation, whether good
or bad; established opinion; public estimate.

He who regns Monarch in heaven, till then as one
secure Sat on his throne, upheld by old repute.
--Milton.

2. Specifically: Good character or reputation; credit or
honor derived from common or public opinion; -- opposed to
disrepute. ``Dead stocks, which have been of repute.''
--F. Beaumont.

Synonyms: ascribe, assign, attribute, esteem, impute, look on, look upon, regard as, reputation, take to be, think of

Antonyms: discredit, disrepute

See Also: accredit, anthropomorphise, anthropomorphize, believe, blame, carnalize, character, charge, conceive, consider, credit, externalise, externalize, fame, honor, honour, interiorise, interiorize, internalise, internalize, judge, laurels, name, personate, personify, project, reattribute, sensualize, stock, think

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