re•putePronunciation: (ri-pyOOt'), [key]
—n., v., -put•ed, -put•ing.
estimation in the view of others; reputation: persons of good repute.
favorable reputation; good name; public respect.
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.
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