Word family noun reputation repute disrepute adjective reputabledisreputable reputed adverb reputedly
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreputationrep‧u‧ta‧tion /ˌrepjəˈteɪʃən/ ●●○ W3 noun [countable] REPUTATIONthe opinion that people have about someone or something because of what has happened in the pastreputation for Judge Kelso has a reputation for being strict but fair.reputation as In her last job she gained a reputation as a hard worker.COLLOCATIONSverbshave a good/bad etc reputationThe law firm has an excellent reputation.get a reputation (also gain/acquire a reputation formal)Over the years, the company has gained a reputation for making quality products.I didn’t want to get a reputation as a troublemaker.earn/win a reputationAs a young publisher, she earned a reputation for toughness.enjoy a reputation (=have it)The hotel enjoys a good reputation.deserve a reputation (=have earned it)France deserves its reputation for good up to its reputation (=be as good as people say it is)New York certainly lived up to its reputation as an exciting city.establish a reputation (=make people accept that you are good at doing something)By then Picasso was already establishing his reputation as an artist.enhance somebody’s reputation (=make it better)The performance enhanced his reputation as one of our most promising young a reputationOur business has built a reputation for reliable service.damage somebody’s reputationShe wouldn’t do anything to damage her family’s reputation.tarnish somebody’s reputation (=make it worse)His reputation was tarnished by allegations that he had taken bribes.destroy/ruin somebody’s reputationThe accusation ruined her reputation and cost her the election.adjectivesgood/excellentThe university has a very good reputation.bad/poorThe city doesn’t deserve its bad reputation.a considerable reputation (=one that is quite important)He was also an historian with a considerable international/worldwide reputationThe department has a worldwide reputation for its research.a formidable reputation (=one that makes people have a lot of respect for someone or something, or be afraid of them)After the meeting, I understood why he had such a formidable enviable reputation (=a good one that others would like to have)The company has established an enviable reputation for quality.a well-deserved reputationRonaldo’s performances earned him a deserved reputation as a terrific footballer. an undeserved reputationShe has an undeserved reputation for being difficult, but really it's just her manner. THESAURUSreputation noun [countable] the opinion that people have about a person, organization etc because of what has happened in the pastShe was a good lawyer with a reputation for honesty and diligence.The school had an excellent reputation.The lawsuit has damaged the company’s reputation.image noun [countable] the idea that people have about what something is like, especially when this is created through newspaper stories, advertising etcA PR campaign was launched in an effort to improve the company’s image.Boxing has rather a negative image.The princess tried to project an image of herself as serious and hard-working (=she tried to give people the idea that she was serious and hard-working).name noun [singular] the reputation that a person, organization etc has – used especially in the following phrasesThe company is anxious to protect its good name.Cyclists who ignore traffic rules give other cyclists a bad name.Electrolux has a name for making top quality vacuum cleaners.He went to court in order to try to clear his name (=prove that he is innocent).standing noun [uncountable] someone’s reputation and position compared to other people in a group or society, based on other people’s opinion of themThe class system in Great Britain encourages people to be very aware of their social standing.He needs to improve his standing among female voters.Jacques Tati was a man of international standing in the world of screen comedy.prestige noun [uncountable] the good reputation that a company, organization, group etc has, which makes people respect and admire themthe prestige of a carmaker such as Rolls-RoyceDoes Stanford University carry the same prestige as Harvard or Yale?Hosting the Olympic Games would enhance our country’s international prestige.The teaching profession has lost the prestige it had in the past.stature noun [uncountable] formal the importance and respect that a person or organization has, because of their achievements or their influenceAs he got older, Picasso’s stature as an artist increased.Their work is equal in actor of international statureThe party’s stature has increased in recent years.
Examples from the Corpus
reputationThe town's Dolphin Centre had gained a reputation as one of the best leisure complexes in the country.Before this season, the Vikings had gained a reputation of collapsing against inferior opponents.a brilliant director with a reputation for thoroughnessThe school had an excellent academic reputation.The area has a really bad reputation but it isn't as bad as people think.Impressed, they passed him on to an agency with a good reputation for seeing young people.I am surprised that a company with your good reputation would produce such poor quality goods.Despite her reputation as a trouble-maker, she was promoted to department manager.His reputation was earned the hard way.The restaurant certainly lived up to its reputation; the food was delicious.You think you can damage my reputation by repeating the fantasies of some neurotic schoolteacher?A major company signed him up, and he had a series of top ten hits while building a serious reputation.She found his terrible reputation one of his greatest attractions.The mill has the reputation of being one of the most energy-efficient in the world.Then I read the opinion of one scholar whose reputation towered among Orientalists.reputation forThe college's reputation for a sound education is strong.
From King Business Dictionaryreputationrep‧u‧ta‧tion /ˌrepjəˈteɪʃən/ noun [countable] the opinion people have of something or someone, based on what has happened in the pastThe firm has a very good reputation.A lengthy legal battle woulddamage the reputation of both sides.reputation for/asThe hotel has a good reputation for service.He has built a reputation as a financial wizard.