- 1The beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something: his reputation was tarnished by allegations that he had taken bribesMore example sentences
- Pundits and public intellectuals play a significant role in shaping public opinion, but their reputations are only weakly linked with how useful their advice turns out to be over time.
- In both theories, these opinion leaders have well-established reputations and hence create convergence.
- The Tron and Citizen's theatres have international reputations for cutting-edge contemporary drama.
- 1.1A widespread belief that someone or something has a particular habit or characteristic: his knowledge of his subject earned him a reputation as an expertMore example sentences
- He was called to the Irish bar in 1951 and has earned a reputation as an esteemed playwright, poet and biographer.
- Although some traders practiced fraud, others worked hard to acquire reputations for fair business practices in order to encourage repeat sales.
- These City stock-pickers aim to beat the overall performance of the stock market and, in doing so, earn themselves reputations as investment gurus.
Middle English: from Latin reputatio(n-), from reputare 'think over' (see repute).