1 celebrity, eminence, fame, distinction, notability, reputation, pre-eminence, standing, position, rank, prestige, renown, repute, importance, weight, influence, account, name, consequence:
They are a family of considerable prominence in the county. She rose to prominence as an actress just last year.
2 hill, hillock, rise, hummock, outcrop, outcropping, spur, tor, crag, arête, spine, ridge, peak, mount, pinnacle; headland, point, promontory:
We planted our flag on the prominence and constructed a small cairn
3 protuberance, projection, protrusion, growth, excrescence, swelling, tumefaction, tumescence, extrusion, outshoot, outgrowth, spur, bulge:
If that prominence on your elbow doesn't disappear in a day or so, I should see a doctor.
great | growing, increasing | equal | special
a performance which gives a special prominence to the part of Hamlet's mother
| due | undue | international, local, national | political, public
VERB + PROMINENCE
achieve, come into/to, gain, rise to, shoot to
She came to national prominence as an artist in the 1960s.
| bring sb/sth into/to, give sb/sth
His account gives due prominence to the role of the king.
a position of prominence
The former rebels were given positions of prominence in the new government.
| a rise to prominence
The city's rise to prominence as a port began in the early nineteenth century.
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