tr.v. re·put·ed, re·put·ing, re·putes
1. To ascribe a particular fact or characteristic to: a remarked that is reputed to Voltaire.
2. To consider; suppose: He is reputed to be the best chef in town.
1. Reputation: His repute depends on his ability to forecast economic changes.
2. A good reputation: a brand name of repute.
[Middle English reputen, from Old French reputer, from Latin reputāre, to think over : re-, re- + putāre, to think over; see pau-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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