Renown

Definition of Renown

Re`nown´   Pronunciation: r?-noun´
n.1.The state of being much known and talked of; exalted reputation derived from the extensive praise of great achievements or accomplishments; fame; celebrity; - always in a good sense.
Nor envy we
Thy great renown, nor grudge thy victory.
- Dryden.
2.Report of nobleness or exploits; praise.
This famous duke of Milan,
Of whom so often I have heard renown.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To make famous; to give renown to.
For joi to hear me so renown his son.
- Chapman.
The bard whom pilfered pastorals renown.
- Pope.

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celebrity, character, consequence, dignity, distinction, eclat, esteem, famousness, figure, greatness, heroism, illustriousness, kudos, loftiness, magnanimity, majesty, mark, memorability, name, nobility, notability, note, noteworthiness, notoriety, notoriousness, popularity, preeminence, prestige, prominence, publicity, reclame, recognition, remarkableness, rep, report, salience, stardom, sublimity, the bubble reputation, vogue
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