Found 2 items, similar to prise.
English → English
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”
2: make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry; “They pried the
information out of him”
3: regard highly; think much of; “I respect his judgement”
prize his creativity”
] [ant: disrespect
English → English
(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
, and cf. Pry
, and also Price
1. That which is taken from another; something captured; a
thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.
I will depart my pris, or my prey, by deliberation.
His own prize,
Whom formerly he had in battle won. --Spenser.
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.
I'll never wrestle for prize more. --Shak.
I fought and conquered, yet have lost the prize.
(c) That which may be won by chance, as in a lottery.
3. Anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus. --Phil. iii.
4. A contest for a reward; competition. [Obs.] --Shak.
5. A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever. [Written also
, a court having jurisdiction of all captures
made in war on the high seas. --Bouvier.
, an exhibition contest, esp. one of pugilists,
for a stake or wager.
, one who fights publicly for a reward; --
applied esp. to a professional boxer or pugilist. --Pope.
, fighting, especially boxing, in public for
a reward or wager.
, an officer put in charge or command of a
, a medal given as a prize.
, a dividend from the proceeds of a captured
vessel, etc., paid to the captors.
, the ring or inclosure for a prize fight; the
system and practice of prize fighting.
To make prize of
, to capture. --Hawthorne.
, v. t.
To move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry. [Written
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prized
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [F. priser, OF. prisier, preisier, fr. L.
pretiare, fr. pretium worth, value, price. See Price
.] [Formerly written also prise
1. To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to
A goodly price that I was prized at. --Zech. xi.
I prize it [life] not a straw, but for mine honor.
2. To value highly; to estimate to be of great worth; to
esteem. ``[I] do love, prize, honor you. '' --Shak.
I prized your person, but your crown disdain.