Definition of reputation in English:

reputation

Line breaks: repu|ta¦tion
Pronunciation: /rɛpjʊˈteɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

1The beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something: his reputation was tarnished by allegations of bribery
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  • 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 characteristic: his knowledge of his subject earned him a reputation as an expert
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  • 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.
Synonyms
name, good name, character, repute, standing, stature, status, position, rank, station; fame, celebrity, renown, esteem, eminence, prestige; image, stock, credit; Indianizzat
North American informal rep, rap
archaic honour, report

Origin

Middle English: from Latin reputatio(n-), from reputare 'think over' (see repute).

Derivatives

reputational

adjective
More example sentences
  • ‘He's taking financial risk, professional risk, reputational risk, and personal risk,’ says the dean of the University of Michigan Business School.
  • Bibliometrics and citation analysis look at this graph of citations to extract reputational measures for individual papers, authors, institutions, and sometimes entire fields.
  • ‘Our buyer wanted peace of mind in case an environmental problem developed down the road and caused it undue reputational and brand risks,’ says Harrison.

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