bruit - [broot] - transitive verb (which just means a verb that takes an object. But before you go being impressed, I had to look it up)
Definition: to report, to noise abroad
Usage: Presidential hopeful Barrack Obama's choice for VP was widely bruited about in the media before it was officially announced.
Interesting trivia: Bruit comes from , from the past participle of bruire, "to roar."