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RENOWN', noun

Fame; celebrity; exalted reputation derived from the extensive praise of great achievements or accomplishments.

Giants of old, men of renown Genesis 6:4. Numbers 16:2.

RENOWN', verb transitive To make famous.

Soft elocution does thy style renown

A bard whom pilfer'd pastorals renown

[This verb is nearly or quite obsolete.]