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"reputation" in British English

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reputationnoun [C usually singular, U]

uk   /ˌrep.jəˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌrep.jəˈteɪ.ʃən/
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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(Definition of reputation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reputation" in American English

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reputationnoun [C]

 us   /ˌrep·jəˈteɪ·ʃən/
the general opinion that people have about someone or something: a good/bad reputation His work in Congress won him a reputation as reliable and industrious.
(Definition of reputation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reputation" in Business English

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reputationnoun [C]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of reputation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “reputation”
in Korean 명성…
in Arabic سُمْعة…
in Malaysian reputasi…
in French réputation…
in Russian репутация…
in Chinese (Traditional) 名譽, 聲望, 名望…
in Italian fama, reputazione…
in Turkish ün, şöhret, nam…
in Polish reputacja…
in Spanish reputación, fama…
in Vietnamese danh tiếng…
in Portuguese reputação…
in Thai ชื่อเสียง…
in German der Ruf…
in Catalan reputació, fama…
in Japanese 評判, 世評…
in Chinese (Simplified) 名誉, 声望, 名望…
in Indonesian reputasi…
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“reputation” in Business English

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