fame

noun
ADJECTIVE
considerable, great

the years of his greatest fame

local
national
international, world, worldwide

She gained international fame as a dancer.

lasting
fleeting, momentary, temporary
instant, sudden
new-found
posthumous

Largely unknown in his lifetime, Mendel's discoveries earned him posthumous fame.

VERB + FAME
enjoy

He was enjoying his new-found fame.

achieve, come to, find, gain, rise to, shoot to, win

She found fame on the stage.

He shot to fame in 1997 when he won the US Open.

bring sb, earn sb

HIs adventure brought him both fame and notoriety.

seek
FAME + VERB
rest on sth

Her fame rests on a single book.

come to sb

a man to whom fame came very late

grow, spread

The restaurant's fame spread quickly.

PHRASES
at the height of sb/sth's fame

In 1934, when at the height of his fame, he disappeared.

sb/sth's biggest, chief, greatest, main, etc. claim to fame

The town's main claim to fame is being the home of one of the strangest buildings in the world.

fame and fortune

After this concert she was firmly on the road to fame and fortune.

a/sb's rise to fame

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