One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘his prestige and celebrity grew’
fame, prominence, renown, eminence, pre-eminence, importance, stardom, popularity, distinction, greatness, note, notability, prestige, stature, standing, position, rank, repute, reputation, illustriousness, glory, acclaim, influence, account, consequence, visibility
2‘questions are put to a panel of celebrities’
famous person, VIP, very important person, personality, name, big name, famous name, household name, star, superstar, celebutante, leading light, giant, great, master, guru
dignitary, luminary, worthy, grandee, lion, public figure, pillar of society, notable, notability, personage, panjandrum
informal heavyweight, celeb, somebody, someone, bigwig, biggie, big shot, big noise, big gun, big cheese, big chief, nob, lady muck, lord muck, top brass, honcho, head honcho, top dog, mogul, supremo, megastar, heavy, fat cat
North American informal big wheel, big kahuna, kahuna, top banana, big enchilada, macher, high muckamuck, high muckety-muck
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