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reputation

noun [C usually singular, U] uk   /ˌrep.jʊˈteɪ.ʃən/ us  
B2 the opinion that people in general have about someone or something, or how much respect or admiration someone or something receives, based on past behaviour or character: The company has a worldwide reputation for quality. She has the reputation of being a good doctor. His reputation was destroyed when he was caught stealing some money. The hotel has a bad/good reputation. He earned/established/gained/acquired a reputation as an entertaining speaker.
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in Korean 명성…
in Arabic سُمْعة…
in French réputation…
in Turkish ün, şöhret, nam…
in Italian fama, reputazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 名譽, 聲望, 名望…
in Russian репутация…
in Polish reputacja…
in Spanish reputación…
in Portuguese reputação…
in German der Ruf…
in Catalan reputació, fama…
in Japanese 評判, 世評…
in Chinese (Simplified) 名誉, 声望, 名望…
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