The condition of being known or talked about by many people; fame: authors of great renown
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- Perform this task with perfection and you will bring honour and renown to your village.
- So it's always shocking to see a celebrity, a person of that kind of renown, brought low.
- She won national renown with the publication of a classic history of the Everglades in 1948.
fame, distinction, eminence, pre-eminence, prominence, repute, reputation, prestige, acclaim, celebrity, note, notability, mark, consequence, standing, stature, account;
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French renoun, from Old French renomer 'make famous', from re- (expressing intensive force) + nomer 'to name', from Latin nominare.
Words that rhyme with renownbrown, Browne, clown, crown, down, downtown, drown, frown, gown, low-down, noun, run-down, town, upside-down, uptown
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