- 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.
repute definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English reputen ; from Middle French reputer ; from Classical Latin reputare ; from re-, again plush putare, to think: see putative
repute definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb re·put·ed, re·put·ing, re·putes
- To ascribe a particular fact or characteristic to.
- To consider; suppose.
- A good reputation.
Origin: Middle 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.