Rich in "plant insulin", carrot is reputed to be suitable for diabetes, kidney problems and painful menstruation.

The word "reputed" as used in the sentence above means.

A. proven B. believed C. found D. well-known.

I think the answer is B, but the answer given is D. First of all, the original meaning of the word 'reputed' means 'believed', and if the answer is D, it suggests that the "plant insulin" is already confirmed to be suitable for diabetes and it's the contrary of the definition 'reputed'. Besides, I think the original definition fits better.

Anyway, what do you guys think?

Thanks in advance.
I think that the answer sheet is wrong and that your answer is right, Danny. Answer sheets can be and all too often are wrong.

Reputed: (adjective) said or believed by many people, but not definitely known to be true.
That's one I'm thinking. Anyone else agrees?

B is the correct choice.

Furthermore, when Mister Micawber confirms your answer, you do not need to wait for any one else to say his opinion. Because simply you cannot find any better one.

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Haha thanks again. Do you mind helping me out with another question, I need a confirmed answer desperately:

Mister Micawber, I need your help too:

Thanks a lot.
Thanks for your confidence, hrsenai - I am grateful. However, in 7 years and 50,000 posts, I have made a lot of mistakes, I assure you, and I am always happy when another poster catches them for me.