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Definitions for PRESTIGE
prɛˈstiʒ, -ˈstidʒpres·tige

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prestige, prestigiousnessnoun

    a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.

    "he wanted to achieve power and prestige"


  1. prestigenoun

    Delusion; illusion; trick.

  2. prestigenoun

    The quality of how good the reputation of something or someone is, how favourably something or someone is regarded

    Oxford has a university of very high prestige.


  1. prestige

    Prestige refers to widespread respect, admiration, or high status earned or achieved due to notable achievements, qualities, or skills. It can also refer to a sense of distinction or esteem associated with social position, reputation, or credentials.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prestige

    delusion; illusion; trick

  2. Prestige

    weight or influence derived from past success; expectation of future achievements founded on those already accomplished; force or charm derived from acknowledged character or reputation

  3. Etymology: [F., fr. L. praestigum delusion, illusion, praestigae deceptions, jugglers' tricks, prob. fr. prae before + the root of stinguere to extinguish, originally, to prick. See Stick, v.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prestige

    pres-tēzh′, or pres′tij, n. influence arising from past conduct or from reputation. [Fr.,—L. præstigium, delusion—præstinguĕre, to deceive.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PRESTIGE in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PRESTIGE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of PRESTIGE in a Sentence

  1. Sidney Madwed:

    Without relationships, no matter how much wealth, fame, power, prestige and seeming success by the standards and opinions of the world one has, happiness will constantly eluded him.

  2. Ashley Judd:

    I lost career opportunity. I lost money. I lost status and prestige and power in my career as a direct result of having been sexually harassed and rebuffing the sexual harassment, my career opportunities, after having been defamed by Harvey Weinstein, were significantly diminished. My career was damaged because I rebuffed Mr. Weinstein’s sexual advances. I know it for a fact.

  3. Artyom Lukin:

    As for Russia, the Putin-Kim summit will reaffirm Moscow's place as a major player on the Korean peninsula. This meeting is important for Russian international prestige.

  4. Ryan Mauro:

    ISIS is making it very clear that it will attack Russia, specifically Moscow, and a failure to do so will be a big blow to their prestige, we should assume they'll succeed because bombing a Russian airliner over Egypt is more difficult than attacking a random target inside Russia because ISIS only needs a small group of supporters among the 15 percent of the Russian population that is Muslim.

  5. Rachel Denber:

    I think that they are eager to boost their prestige -- not just the prestige of their country, but also their personal prestige globally and domestically, (When) they put their country on display, they put their own sort of personal clout and power on display.

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    A embellish
    B elaborate
    C affront
    D summon

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