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prise  (prz)
v. & n.
Variant of prize3.

prise (praɪz) or prize
vb (tr)
1. to force open by levering
2. to extract or obtain with difficulty: they had to prise the news out of him.
3. (Tools) a tool involving leverage in its use or the leverage so employed
US and Canadian equivalent: pry
[C17: from Old French prise a taking, from prendre to take, from Latin prehendere; see prize1]

prize1 (praɪz)

1. a reward for victory or superiority, as in a contest or competition.
2. something won in a lottery or the like.
3. anything striven for, worth striving for, or much valued.
4. something seized or captured, esp. an enemy's ship and cargo captured at sea in wartime.
5. the act of taking or capturing, esp. a ship at sea.
6. Archaic. a contest or match.
7. having won a prize: a prize play.
8. worthy of a prize.
9. given or awarded as a prize.
[1250–1300; in part continuing Middle English prise something captured, a seizing < Middle French < Latin pre(hē)nsa, n. use of feminine past participle of pre(he)ndere to take]
prize2 (praɪz)

v.t. prized, priz•ing.
1. to value or esteem highly.
2. to estimate the worth or value of.
[1325–75; Middle English prisen < Middle French prisier, variant of preisier to praise]
syn: See appreciate.
prize3 or prise (praɪz)

v. prized, priz•ing,
n. v.t. n.
[1350–1400; Middle English prise < Middle French: a hold, grasp < Latin pre(hē)nsa. See prize1]

Past participle: prised
Gerund: prising

I prise
you prise
he/she/it prises
we prise
you prise
they prise
I prised
you prised
he/she/it prised
we prised
you prised
they prised
Present Continuous
I am prising
you are prising
he/she/it is prising
we are prising
you are prising
they are prising
Present Perfect
I have prised
you have prised
he/she/it has prised
we have prised
you have prised
they have prised
Past Continuous
I was prising
you were prising
he/she/it was prising
we were prising
you were prising
they were prising
Past Perfect
I had prised
you had prised
he/she/it had prised
we had prised
you had prised
they had prised
I will prise
you will prise
he/she/it will prise
we will prise
you will prise
they will prise
Future Perfect
I will have prised
you will have prised
he/she/it will have prised
we will have prised
you will have prised
they will have prised
Future Continuous
I will be prising
you will be prising
he/she/it will be prising
we will be prising
you will be prising
they will be prising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been prising
you have been prising
he/she/it has been prising
we have been prising
you have been prising
they have been prising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been prising
you will have been prising
he/she/it will have been prising
we will have been prising
you will have been prising
they will have been prising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been prising
you had been prising
he/she/it had been prising
we had been prising
you had been prising
they had been prising
I would prise
you would prise
he/she/it would prise
we would prise
you would prise
they would prise
Past Conditional
I would have prised
you would have prised
he/she/it would have prised
we would have prised
you would have prised
they would have prised
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Verb1.prise - 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"
open, open up - cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door"
2.prise - make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry; "They pried the information out of him"
wring from, extort - get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
3.prise - regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
consider, regard, view, reckon, see - deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
think the world of - esteem very highly; "She thinks the world of her adviser"
reverence, venerate, revere, fear - regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of; "Fear God as your father"; "We venerate genius"
admire, look up to - feel admiration for

prise see prize
prise [praɪz] VT to prise sth offlevantar algo haciendo palanca
to prise sth openabrir algo haciendo palanca
we had to prise the secret out of himtuvimos que sacarle el secreto a la fuerza
to prise sb out of his postlograr que algn renuncie a su puesto, desahuciar a algn
to prise a lid uplevantar una tapa haciendo palanca

prise prize [ˈpraɪz] vt
to prise sth from sb's hand → arracher qch des mains de qn
to prise sth open → forcer qch
to prise sth off → arracher qch

prise, (US) prize
vt to prise something openetw aufbrechen; to prise the lid up/offden Deckel auf-/abbekommen; to prise something out (of something)etw aus etw herausbekommen; to prise a secret out of somebodyjdm ein Geheimnis entlocken

prise prize (Am) [praɪz] vt to prise sth openaprire qc (forzando il coperchio)
to prise a lid up/off → aprire/togliere un coperchio facendo leva
prise out prize out (Am) vt + adv to prise sth out (of sb) (secret) → tirar fuori qc (da qn)

prise (especially American) prize (praiz) verb
to use force to dislodge (something) from its position usually through leverage. He prised open the lid with a knife.

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By the time I had recovered from the electric sur- prise of this remark, he was gone.
I told him me and my brother was over on Spanish Island hunt- ing yesterday afternoon, and camped on a piece of a raft we found, and about midnight he must a kicked his gun in his dreams, for it went off and shot him in the leg, and we wanted him to go over there and fix it and not say nothing about it, nor let anybody know, be- cause we wanted to come home this evening and sur- prise the folks.
As we sat over our vermouths he glorified the Company's business, and by-and-by I expressed casually my sur- prise at him not going out there.
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