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prestige (noun) power and reputation based on high achievement
If you have prestige you have power and reputation because of your achievements. Your prestige is the respect and admiration you get for your great achievements or greatness. Your ability to move about in expensive cars, your contacts with the top people in society, your wealth and influence and your success and the reputation you get for your success – all these make you have prestige.
- The defeat of Australia by Sri Lanka in the test match is a blow to the prestige of Australia. Rated number one in international cricket, Australia’s defeat has enhanced Sri Lanka’s prestige.
- Within a short time of starting his career, his prestige rose to such a level that top companies had him as their management consultant.