prestige Definition

  • 1widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality.
  • 2a reputation or influence arising from success, achievement, rank, or other favorable attributes.

Using prestige: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "prestige" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The university has a lot of prestige in the academic world.

  • Example

    Winning the award added to his prestige as a scientist.

  • Example

    The company's prestige has suffered due to the recent scandal.

prestige Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with prestige

  • a luxury automobile that is expensive and has a high status


    He drove his prestige car to the gala event.

  • prestige pricing

    a pricing strategy where a product is priced higher than its competitors to give the impression of higher quality or status


    The company used prestige pricing to market their luxury watches.

  • a term used to describe high-quality television shows that are often critically acclaimed and have a large following


    Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones are examples of prestige television.

Origins of prestige

from French 'prestige', from Italian 'prestigio', meaning 'illusion, conjuring trick'


Summary: prestige in Brief

The term 'prestige' [preˈstiːʒ] refers to widespread respect and admiration for someone or something based on their achievements or quality. It can be seen in the reputation or influence of a person or thing, such as a university or luxury car. The concept of prestige can also be used in marketing, such as with prestige pricing, and in entertainment, such as with prestige television.

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