repute NOUN 1) the opinion generally held of someone or something. 2) the state of being highly regarded.
VERB 1) (be reputed) be generally regarded as having done something or as having particular characteristics. 2) (reputed) generally believed to exist: the reputed flatness of the country.
DERIVATIVES reputedly adverb.
ORIGIN from Latin reputare 'think over' .

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