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reputation

noun [C usually singular, U]     /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 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 .Reputation
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