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fame  (fm)
a. Great renown: a concert violinist of international fame.
b. Public estimation; reputation: a politician of ill fame.
2. Archaic Rumor.
tr.v. famed, fam·ing, fames
1. To make renowned or famous.
2. Archaic To report to be.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin fma; see bh-2 in Indo-European roots.]

fame  /fem/  n. [U] the state of being well-known and talked about, renown: Charles Darwin won fame throughout the world because of his theories.

Thesaurus: fame celebrity, recognition | notoriety. Ant. anonymity. fame

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