Definition of prestige
1 : standing or estimation in the eyes of people : weight or credit in general opinion
2 : commanding position in people's minds
prestigefulplay \-fəl\ adjective
Examples of prestige in a Sentence
Her career as a diplomat has brought her enormous prestige.
The job has low pay and low prestige.
The family has wealth and social prestige.
Recent Examples of prestige from the Web
The simple answers (money, power, prestige, danger) don’t seem convincing.
Now, there’s a prestige show for every conceivable viewer, which means smaller audiences and fewer truly original stories.
With their foreheads touching the ground, inductees pledge to honor the institution and obey the world’s richest royal family, which shares prestige and power in this Southeast Asian kingdom ,twith its chief protector, the army.
In a town where the long hours and financial sacrifice of working in government are outweighed by the prestige of a White House or agency job, the sacrifice is beginning to look less appealing.
But the show will need a star, and, given the prestige and quality of this revival, that star can't be one of the usual suspects.
As its prestige grew, the university attracted other, unwanted attention — from the Taliban.
The Belmont Stakes will go off on Saturday afternoon without Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming or Preakness Stakes winner Cloud Computing in the field, giving another horse the prestige of adding a victory in an American classic to his record.
James Comey will be replaced by someone who will do a far better job, bringing back the spirit and prestige of the FBI.
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Synonym Discussion of prestige
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Definition of prestige for English Language Learners
: the respect and admiration that someone or something gets for being successful or important
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Definition of prestige for Students
: importance or respect gained through success or excellence
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