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renowned (adj.)

"celebrated, famous," late 14c., past-participle adjective from renounen "make (a name) famous, honored, or celebrated," c. 1400, from renown (n.). The verb is obsolete except for this derivative.

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Definitions of renowned from WordNet

renowned (adj.)
widely known and esteemed;
a renowned painter
Synonyms: celebrated / famed / far-famed / famous / illustrious / notable / noted
From wordnet.princeton.edu