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.
renown or reputation based on excellence of achievement, as in Nelson Mandela's prestige results from his lifelong dedication to justice in South Africa.
a high standing achieved through success or influence or wealth etc.; "he wanted to achieve power and prestige"
Esteem, respect, or approval for acts, deeds, or qualities considered exemplary.
To be seen by others as successful. To become well known. To obtain recognition and status in my chosen field.
Prestige is a word commonly used to describe reputation or esteem, though it has three somewhat related meanings that, to some degree, may be contradictory. Which meaning applies depends on the historical context and the person using the word.