reputation Definition

  • 1the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something
  • 2a widespread belief that someone or something has a particular habit or characteristic

Using reputation: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "reputation" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company has a good reputation for quality and service.

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    He has a reputation as a hard worker.

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    The restaurant's reputation suffered after the food poisoning incident.

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    She is trying to protect her reputation from being tarnished.

reputation Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for reputation

Antonyms for reputation

Idioms Using reputation

  • a responsibility to maintain a positive image or standing in society


    As a CEO, she had a reputation to uphold and couldn't afford any scandals.

  • a widely held belief or opinion about someone or something's habit or characteristic


    The city has a reputation for being friendly and welcoming to tourists.

  • to take action to prevent one's reputation from being damaged or ruined


    He tried to save his reputation by issuing a public apology for his controversial remarks.

Phrases with reputation

  • the practice of attempting to shape public perception of a person or organization by influencing online information about that entity


    The politician hired a reputation management firm to improve his image online.

  • when someone's reputation is so well-known that it affects how others perceive them before they even meet them


    Her reputation as a brilliant scientist preceded her, making everyone eager to work with her.

  • an economic system where people's reputations are used to determine their value and worth in society


    In the reputation economy, social media influencers can earn money based on their online reputation and following.

Origins of reputation

from Latin 'reputatio', meaning 'consideration'


Summary: reputation in Brief

The term 'reputation' [ˌrɛpjʊˈteɪʃən] refers to the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something. It can be positive or negative and can affect how people perceive and interact with that entity. Phrases like 'reputation management' and 'reputation precedes someone' highlight the importance of maintaining a positive image. Idioms like 'a reputation to uphold' and 'to save one's reputation' underscore the responsibility and effort required to protect one's reputation.

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