ADJ. great, imposing | diminutive, short, slight, small | full The statue shows King Richard in full stature beside his horse. | physical
VERB + STATURE have | lack The president lacks physical stature.
PREP. of … ~ He was a man of great stature who carried himself well.
PHRASES a lack of stature Despite his lack of stature, he became a successful footballer. | small in stature Both her parents are fairly small in stature.
ADJ. considerable, great, growing | full | public | international, world | political
VERB + STATURE gain in, grow in, rise in She has grown in stature since winning the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition. | achieve Geomorphology has now achieved full stature as a branch of geology. | enhance The election result enhanced the party's stature. | diminish | rise to … Her reputation has risen to world stature.
STATURE + VERB grow, increase, rise His political stature increased during the crisis.
PREP. of ~ a writer of international stature