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Definition of "prestige" []

  • The level of respect at which one is regarded by others; standing. (noun)
  • A person's high standing among others; honor or esteem. (noun)
  • Widely recognized prominence, distinction, or importance: a position of prestige in diplomatic circles. (noun)
  • High status or reputation achieved through success, influence, wealth, etc; renown (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The power to influence or impress; glamour (noun)
  • (modifier) (noun)

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Use "prestige" in a sentence
  • "This prestige is ours, too, to use for the good of mankind."
  • "They also gain prestige and a longer life on bookstore and library shelves."
  • "But with this group of nominees, the winner is more likely to bask in prestige than bigger royalties, says John Allen, vice president at Use Somebody publisher Bug Music."