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- Reputation, especially a good reputation.
- 1892, Walter Besant, chapter III, in The Ivory Gate […], New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], →OCLC:
- At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors. […] In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
reputation, especially a good reputation
- (transitive) To attribute or credit something to something; to impute.
- (transitive) To consider, think, esteem, reckon (a person or thing) to be, or as being, something
- 1613 (date written), William Shakespeare, [John Fletcher], “The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act II, scene iv]:
- The king your father was reputed for / A prince most prudent.
- 1722, William Wollaston, The Religion of Nature Delineated:
- If the comparison could be made, I verily believe these would be found to be almost infinituple of the other; which ought therefore to be reputed as nothing.
to attribute or credit something to something
- “repute”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “repute”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “repute”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.