- 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 (“I count over, reckon, calculate, compute, think over, consider"), from re- (“again") + puto (“I think").