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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprestigepres‧tige1 /preˈstiːʒ/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  REPUTATIONthe respect and admiration that someone or something gets because of their success or important position in societyprestige of the prestige of having your work shown at a top London gallery The king wanted to enhance his prestige through war. This little-known British firm has now gained considerable prestige. the personal prestige attached to owning a large propertysee thesaurus at reputation
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prestigeIn the second place, hypercorrection often involves imitating what is thought to be prestige language.Hosting the Olympic Games would add to our country's international prestige.Are these professors really more substantially more knowledgeable, there, is there substantially more prestige attached to this?Over a million square feet of prestige industrial and commercial premises under construction or being planned.One after the other the towers of prestige and glamour were falling to him.The Olympic prestige attached to his sport made it impossible for him to walk away.Becoming a film star confers status, power, prestige and wealth.Many are worried the current scandal could damage the mayor's prestige.The teaching profession has lost the prestige it had in former times.The objects of competition varied: the traditional ones were territory, wealth, prestige and the power which these gave.But secondly, it is once more a means by which prestige and honour can be maintained.enhance ... prestigeLaw professor Derek Bell has even argued that black intellectuals disavow militants in order to enhance their prestige with whites.The sums that will pass through them ought surely to enhance their prestige, and at a symbolic time.
prestigeprestige2 adjective [only before noun]  a prestige project, product etc is one of high quality that people respect you for having or being involved in tiny roles in prestige films a prestige car
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prestigechampagne, caviar, truffles and other prestige goodsThere are always prestige neighbourhoods where only the wealthy or successful can afford to live.
From Longman Business Dictionaryprestigepres‧tige /preˈstiːʒ/ noun [uncountable] the respect and importance a person, organization, profession, or product has because of their success and high qualityThe bank lost both money and prestige as a result of the transaction.Revlon launched a comprehensive marketing program for its prestige brands.
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