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"reputation" in British English

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reputationnoun [C usually singular, U]

uk   us   /ˌrep.jʊˈteɪ.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 forquality. She has the reputation of being a good ​doctor. His reputation was ​destroyed when he was ​caughtstealing some ​money. The ​hotel has a bad/good reputation. He earned/​established/​gained/​acquired a reputation as an ​entertainingspeaker.
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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 ​generalopinion that ​people have about someone or something: a good/​bad reputation His ​work in ​Congresswon 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 ​customercare. 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 ​directexperience 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…
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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