repute

A person of great or fine repute is someone who's widely known and highly respected. The word has a stuffy feel, so you're better off describing a cellist as being of great repute than, say, a rapper or comedian.

Like the words reputation and putative, repute comes from the Latin word putare, which means "consider." And the re? Let's say that the cellist Yo-Yo Ma is widely respected. That means a lot of people consider him to be great. He's considered great not just once but again (and again and again).

DEFINITIONS OF: repute

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n the state of being held in high esteem and honor

Synonyms:
reputation
Antonyms:
discredit, disrepute
the state of being held in low esteem
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black eye
a bad reputation
stock
the reputation and popularity a person has
character
good repute
name
a person's reputation
fame
favorable public reputation
Type of:
honor, honour, laurels
the state of being honored

v look on as or consider

“He is reputed to be intelligent”
Synonyms:
esteem, look on, look upon, regard as, take to be, think of
Type of:
believe, conceive, consider, think
judge or regard; look upon; judge
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