Definition of 'repute'
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The narrow street had scores of tiny restaurants and bars with convenient upstairs rooms of ill repute. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Was it an eyesore or an artwork of international repute? Times, Sunday Times (2007)It became a place of international repute. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was also an academic lawyer of international repute. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was a scholar of international repute. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)More than four in five staff work in academic departments deemed to be of national or international repute. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They need an experienced goalkeeper, stronger defenders and midfielders of international repute. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I told the taxi driver that my friend would like to go to a house of ill repute. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Back then decent people didn't stay in what were called "inns" because they were known to be of ill repute. Christianity Today (2000)The Ipswich party had to stay in a hotel of ill repute just a stone's throw from the notorious red light district. Sir Alf: A Major Reappraisal of the Life and Times of England's Greatest Football Manager (2006)But it has a more lasting claim to national and indeed international repute as the home of one of Britain's most curious and significant tombs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Trends of 'repute'
Used Occasionally. repute is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'repute'
British English: repute VERB
If you say that something is reputed to be true, you mean that people say it is true, but you do not know if it is definitely true.
He was reputed to be a fine cook.
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