AskDefine | Define repute

Dictionary Definition

repute n : the state of being held in high esteem and honor [syn: reputation] [ant: disrepute] v : look on as or consider; "she looked on this affair as a joke"; "He thinks of himself as a brilliant musician"; "He is reputed to be intelligent" [syn: think of, regard as, look upon, look on, esteem, take to be]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Reputation, especially a good reputation.


reputation, especially a good reputation


  1. To attribute or credit something to something; to impute.


to attribute or credit something to something

Extensive Definition

For other uses, see Kudos (disambiguation).
Kudos (, often /ˈkuːdoʊz/), from the Greek κύδος, kydos, (literally "that which is heard of") means "fame" and "renown" resulting from an act or achievement. Extending "kudos" to another individual is often done as a praising remark. It entered English as British university slang in the early 1800s. In Standard English, as in Greek, Kudos is a singular and not a plural noun, and is used exclusively as such in Britain. However, in common use in the US the noun is, erroneously, often plural: She received many kudos ['ku:doʊz] for her work.
Usage expanded again as the term entered the vocabulary of the gaming community. For example, you can earn kudos for completing certain in-game tasks, such as those in the Metropolis Street Racer, the Project Gotham Racing series and as part of the 'Varrock Museum' mini-task in the popular MMORPG Runescape. One can give another either none, one, or two kudos for praise of another's blog.

See also

"Not used commonly in Australia, China, or in Ireland."
repute in German: Wertschätzung
repute in French: Kudos
repute in Dutch: kudos
repute in Norwegian: Kudos
repute in Norwegian Nynorsk: Kudos

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