Root Word of the Day: REPUTABLE

reputable (adj) – having a good reputation; thought highly of; respectable; estimable
BREAKDOWN: RE- (again) + PUT- (think) + -ABLE (able to be)
repute and reputation both describe a prevailing opinion or the state of being generally regarded in a particular way. Repute is typically used in a positive sense.
reputed means reported, assumed, or generally thought to be true
disreputable means having a bad reputation; thought poorly of; discredited or disgraceful


This word is built on the root PUT-, which means to cut or prune or to think or consider.
Common PUT- words include amputate, computer, deputy, and reputation.
More esoteric PUT- words include deputation and imputable.

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