prise

Primary Meanings of prise

1.
v
to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
2.
v
regard highly; think much of
Full Definitions of prise
1

v to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open

Synonyms:
jimmy, lever, prize, pry
Type of:
open, open up
cause to open or to become open

v make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry

Synonyms:
pry
Type of:
extort, wring from
get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner
2

v regard highly; think much of

Synonyms:
esteem, prize, respect, value
Antonyms:
disesteem, disrespect
have little or no respect for; hold in contempt
Types:
show 6 types...
hide 6 types...
think the world of
esteem very highly
fear, revere, reverence, venerate
regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of
admire, look up to
feel admiration for
enshrine, saint
hold sacred
worship
show devotion to (a deity)
envy
feel envious towards; admire enviously
Type of:
consider, reckon, regard, see, view
deem to be

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.