Repute is to give a characteristic to a person.(verb)
An example of repute is telling everyone that someone is very knowledgeable about a specific subject; you repute that he knows a lot about a specific subject.
See repute in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME reputen < MFr reputer < L reputare < re-, again + putare, to think: see putative
See repute in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb re·put·ed, re·put·ing, re·putes
Origin: Middle English reputen
Origin: , from Old French reputer
Origin: , from Latin reputāre, to think over
Origin: : re-, re-
Origin: + putāre, to think over; see pau-2 in Indo-European roots.
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