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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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