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reputation

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌrepjəˈteɪʃən/
the opinion that people have of someone or something, based on past behaviour or character: The bank's professional reputation was badly damaged by the affair.have a good/bad reputation He had a very good reputation in the industry.have a reputation as sth She has a reputation as a tough negotiator.have a reputation for (doing) sth The company has a reputation for excellent customer care. earn/gain/build/develop a reputation enhance/damage sb's reputation
know sb/sth by reputation to know someone or something because of what people say about them, rather than by having direct experience of them: He knew Hindman by reputation before interviewing him for the post.
Translations of “reputation”
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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