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Definition of Repute


  1. To hold in thought; to account; to estimate; to hold; to think; to reckon.
  2. Character reputed or attributed; reputation, whether good or bad; established opinion; public estimate.
  3. Specifically: Good character or reputation; credit or honor derived from common or public opinion; -- opposed to disrepute.

Repute Quotations

Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor.

The basis on which good repute in any highly organized industrial community ultimately rests is pecuniary strength; and the means of showing pecuniary strength, and so of gaining or retaining a good name, are leisure and a conspicuous consumption of goods.
Thorstein Veblen

Open your mouth and purse cautiously, and your stock of wealth and reputation shall, at least in repute, be great.
John Zimmerman

The Republican Party just isn't held in high repute in the black community. Under Bill Brock we were reaching out to broaden the base of the party. We have to go back to that.
Charles H. Percy

I've met Dick Syron. I like the guy. He's a man's man kind of character, a real charmer, the kind of guy you'd want to have a beer with, as well as being an economist of considerable repute.
Gary Weiss
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Repute Translations

repute in Dutch is faam, befaamdheid, mare, gerucht
repute in Swedish is rykte, anse
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