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1. A chivalrous or adventurous undertaking.
2. Chivalrous daring or prowess.

[Middle English, from Old French, from feminine past participle of emprendre, to undertake, from Vulgar Latin *imprēndere : Latin in-, in; see en-1 + Latin prehendere, prēndere, to take, grasp; see ghend- in Indo-European roots.]


1. a chivalrous or daring enterprise; adventure
2. chivalrous daring or prowess
[C13: from Old French, from emprendre to undertake; see enterprise]


or em•prize


1. an adventurous enterprise.
2. knightly daring or prowess.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French, n. use of feminine of empris, past participle of emprendre to undertake]
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An exciting, often hazardous undertaking:
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Fain am I to stagger to this emprise under the weightiest words of the dictionary.
Ah, go warily, fair sir; this is a mightier emprise than I wend.
But considering that it would not become him, nor be right, to begin any new emprise until he had established Micomicona in her kingdom, he was constrained to hold his peace and wait quietly to see what would be the upshot of the proceedings of those same travellers; one of whom found the youth they were seeking lying asleep by the side of a muleteer, without a thought of anyone coming in search of him, much less finding him.
Nous devons nous liberer de cette emprise coloniale pour que notre pays retrouve reellement sa souverainete [beaucoup plus grand que], a estime Moussa Touati.
The Emprise available land is approximately 17,000 square meters and floor area of building is about 2850 square meters (plot AD70).
Toutes ces seductions ont exerce une emprise toute particulieres sur les cheques qui prirent d'assaut le rayon marocain aussi radieux que rayonnant, au coeur duquel s'affairent, avec enthousiasme, les professionnels marocains.
bought the 18-acre parcel a quarter mile south of Lawson Road, west of the Meadow Springs neighborhood, from Emprise LLC, led by Douglas Meyer and Jerry Currence.
Abondant dans le meme sens, le militant sahraoui Eddahy El-Bachir, membre de l'Agence internationale du developpement (AIDE), a denonce la manipulation systematique de la femme orchestree par les groupes de mercenaires qui maintiennent sous leur emprise les camps de Lahmada.
Al-Qaida avait profite de l'affaiblissement du pouvoir central, a la faveur de l'insurrection populaire contre l'ancien president Ali Abdallah Saleh en 2011, pour renforcer son emprise dans le sud et l'est du Yemen.
Emprise Services plc is an pounds 89m a year cleaning company run by Craig McGilvray with prestigious clients including De Vere Hotels.
Descheneaux, ses discussions prennent un aspect purement theorique parce qu'il evince, dans ses ecrits, toute emprise commerciale sur la production musicale.