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reputed

[ri-pyoo-tid] /rɪˈpyu tɪd/
adjective
1.
reported or supposed to be such:
the reputed author of a book.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; repute + -ed2
Related forms
unreputed, adjective
well-reputed, adjective

repute

[ri-pyoot] /rɪˈpyut/
noun
1.
estimation in the view of others; reputation:
persons of good repute.
2.
favorable reputation; good name; public respect.
verb (used with object), reputed, reputing.
3.
to consider or believe (a person or thing) to be as specified; regard (usually used in the passive):
He was reputed to be a millionaire.
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English reputen (v.) < Middle French reputer < Latin reputāre to compute, consider, equivalent to re- re- + putāre to think
Synonyms
2. distinction, honor. See credit. 3. hold, deem, reckon.
Antonyms
2. dishonor.
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  • Neither its merits nor its defects remind us of the reputed author.
British Dictionary definitions for reputed

reputed

/rɪˈpjuːtɪd/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) generally reckoned or considered; supposed or alleged: he is the reputed writer of a number of romantic poems

repute

/rɪˈpjuːt/
verb
1.
(transitive; usually passive) to consider (a person or thing) to be as specified: he is reputed to be intelligent
noun
2.
public estimation; reputation: a writer of little repute
Word Origin
C15: from Old French reputer, from Latin reputāre to think over, from re- + putāre to think
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Word Origin and History for reputed
adj.

1540s, "held in repute," past participle adjective from repute (v.). Meaning "supposed to be" is from 1570s. Related: Reputedly.

repute

v.

late 14c., from Middle French reputer (late 13c.) or directly from Latin reputare "to count over, reckon; think over" (see reputation). Related: Reputed; reputing.

n.

1550s, from repute (v.).

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