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UK [ˌrepjʊˈteɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌrepjəˈteɪʃ(ə)n] noun [countable/uncountable]
Word forms "reputation":
singular reputation plural reputations
the opinion that people have about how good or how bad someone or something is

He did not have a good reputation in his home town.

a) the opinion that people have that a person, place, or thing is good

His novel won the Booker Prize and established his reputation.

Albertson will stop at nothing to safeguard the reputation of the university.

b) a general opinion that someone or something has a particular quality
reputation as:

The university has an international reputation as a centre of excellence.

reputation for:

Clark had a reputation for arrogance and ruthlessness.


Collocations:
Verbs frequently used with reputation as the object ▪  acquire, build, develop, earn, establish, gain, have

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  • réputation — [ repytasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1370; lat. reputatio « compte, évaluation » 1 ♦ Le fait d être honorablement connu du point de vue moral. ⇒ gloire; honneur. Compromettre, ternir, perdre sa réputation. « Il est presque toujours en notre pouvoir de rétablir …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Reputation — (lat. reputatio „Erwägung“, „Berechnung“) bezeichnet in der Grundbedeutung den Ruf (veraltend: den Leumund) eines Menschen, einer Gruppe oder einer Organisation. Eine hohe Reputation wird gleichgesetzt mit einem guten Ruf. Vereinfacht gesagt… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • reputation — Reputation. s. f. v. Renom, estime, opinion publique. Bonne, haute, grande reputation. meschante, mauvaise reputation. il est en bonne, en mauvaise reputation. il est en reputation de voleur, de chicaneur. en quelle reputation est il? il est en… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • reputation — rep‧u‧ta‧tion [ˌrepjˈteɪʆn] noun [countable] the opinion people have of something or someone, based on what has happened in the past: • The firm has a very good reputation. • A lengthy legal battle would damage the reputation of both sides.… …   Financial and business terms

  • reputation — rep·u·ta·tion n: overall quality or character as seen or judged by people in general within a community see also character evidence at evidence; reputation testimony at testimony Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law …   Law dictionary

  • Reputation — Rep u*ta tion ( t? sh?n), n. [F. r[ e]putation, L. reputatio a reckoning, consideration. See {Repute}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. The estimation in which one is held; character in public opinion; the character attributed to a person, thing, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reputation — Sf guter Ruf erw. obs. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. réputation, dieses aus l. reputātio ( ōnis) Betrachtung, Berechnung , zu l. reputāre anrechnen, erwägen, überdenken , zu l. putāre berechnen, reinigen und l. re , zu l. putus… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • reputation — [rep΄yo͞o tā′shən, rep΄yətā′shən] n. [ME reputacioun < L reputatio < reputatus, pp. of reputare: see REPUTE] 1. estimation in which a person or thing is commonly held, whether favorable or not; character in the view of the public, the… …   English World dictionary

  • reputation — ► NOUN 1) the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something. 2) a widespread belief that someone or something has a particular characteristic: his reputation as a brainless lad …   English terms dictionary

  • Reputation — (v. lat.), 1) Ruf, bes. 2) guter Ruf, guter Name; 3) Ansehung, Achtung, Ehre. Reputirlich, ehrbar, anständig, rechtlich …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Reputation — (lat.), guter Ruf, Ansehen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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