reputed to (someone or something)
1. Rumored, believed, or suspected to do, be, or have something. They are reputed to be developing a new medicine that could revolutionize cancer treatment in the future. He is reputed to have millions of dollars hidden in accounts and shell companies around the world.
2. Ascribed or attributed to someone or something. The quotation is often reputed to George Washington, but there is no evidence that this is actually the case. High-quality, intuitive products have always been reputed to the company, so it's no surprise that their latest device is such a joy to use.
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thought to do, be, or have someone or something. My boss is reputed to have cancer. My neighbor was reputed to have been a spy during the war.
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- reputed to (someone or something)
- something in the wind
- more (something) than Carter('s) has (liver) pills
- more than Carter has pills
- he, it, etc. is not as black as he, it, etc. is painted
- be (not) as black as (someone or something) is painted
- not what (something) is cracked up to be
- what is cracked up to be