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 for prise
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prise \Prise\, n.
     An enterprise. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prise \Prise\, n. & v.
     See Prize, n., 5. Also Prize, v. t.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prize \Prize\, v. t.
     To move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry. [Written
     also prise.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prize \Prize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prized; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Prizing.] [F. priser, OF. prisier, preisier, fr. L.
     pretiare, fr. pretium worth, value, price. See Price, and
     cf. Praise.] [Formerly written also prise. ]
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     1. To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to
        rate.
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              A goodly price that I was prized at.  --Zech. xi.
                                                    13.
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              I prize it [life] not a straw, but for mine honor.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. To value highly; to estimate to be of great worth; to
        esteem. "[I] do love, prize, honor you. " --Shak.
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              I prized your person, but your crown disdain.
                                                    --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prize \Prize\ (pr[imac]z), n. [F. prise a seizing, hold, grasp,
     fr. pris, p. p. of prendre to take, L. prendere, prehendere;
     in some senses, as 2
     (b), either from, or influenced by, F. prix price. See
         Prison, Prehensile, and cf. Pry, and also Price.]
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     1. That which is taken from another; something captured; a
        thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.
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              I will depart my pris, or my prey, by deliberation.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              His own prize,
              Whom formerly he had in battle won.   --Spenser.
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     2. Hence, specifically;
        (a) (Law) Anything captured by a belligerent using the
            rights of war; esp., property captured at sea in
            virtue of the rights of war, as a vessel. --Kent.
            --Brande & C.
        (b) An honor or reward striven for in a competitive
            contest; anything offered to be competed for, or as an
            inducement to, or reward of, effort.
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                  I'll never wrestle for prize more. --Shak.
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                  I fought and conquered, yet have lost the prize.
                                                    --Dryden.
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        (c) That which may be won by chance, as in a lottery.
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     3. Anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or
        in prospect.
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              I press toward the mark for the prize of the high
              calling of God in Christ Jesus.       --Phil. iii.
                                                    14.
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     4. A contest for a reward; competition. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     5. A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever. [Written also
        prise.]
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     Prize court, a court having jurisdiction of all captures
        made in war on the high seas. --Bouvier.
  
     Prize fight, an exhibition contest, esp. one of pugilists,
        for a stake or wager.
  
     Prize fighter, one who fights publicly for a reward; --
        applied esp. to a professional boxer or pugilist. --Pope.
  
     Prize fighting, fighting, especially boxing, in public for
        a reward or wager.
  
     Prize master, an officer put in charge or command of a
        captured vessel.
  
     Prize medal, a medal given as a prize.
  
     Prize money, a dividend from the proceeds of a captured
        vessel, etc., paid to the captors.
  
     Prize ring, the ring or inclosure for a prize fight; the
        system and practice of prize fighting.
  
     To make prize of, to capture. --Hawthorne.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prise
      v 1: to move or force, especially in an effort to get something
           open; "The burglar jimmied the lock": "Raccoons managed to
           pry the lid off the garbage pail" [syn: pry, prise,
           prize, lever, jimmy]
      2: make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry; "They pried the
         information out of him" [syn: pry, prise]
      3: regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We
         prize his creativity" [syn: respect, esteem, value,
         prize, prise] [ant: disesteem, disrespect]

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