- Repute is to give a characteristic to a person.
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.
transitive verbreputed, reputing
Origin of reputeMiddle English reputen ; from Middle French reputer ; from Classical Latin reputare ; from re-, again + putare, to think: see putative
transitive verbre·put·ed, re·put·ing, re·putes
- To ascribe a particular fact or characteristic to: a remarked that is reputed to Voltaire.
- To consider; suppose: He is reputed to be the best chef in town.
- Reputation: His repute depends on his ability to forecast economic changes.
- A good reputation: a brand name of repute.
Origin of reputeMiddle English reputen, from Old French reputer, from Latin reputāre, to think over : re-, re- + putāre, to think over; see pau-2 in Indo-European roots.
- Reputation, especially a good reputation.
(third-person singular simple present reputes, present participle reputing, simple past and past participle reputed)
From Old French reputer, from Latin reputo (â€œI count over, reckon, calculate, compute, think over, considerâ€), from re- (â€œagainâ€) + puto (â€œI thinkâ€).