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Meaning of repute

re•pute

Pronunciation: (ri-pyt'), [key]
— n., v., -put•ed, -put•ing.
—n.
  1. estimation in the view of others; reputation: persons of good repute.
  2. favorable reputation; good name; public respect.
—v.t.
  1. to consider or believe (a person or thing) to be as specified; regard (usually used in the passive): He was reputed to be a millionaire.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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