prise

To prise is to extract or move something using force, the way you'd prise your stolen diary out of your snooping sibling's hands.

The verb prise is good for when you use an effortful physical force. If you're struggling to open an old window that's painted shut, you may need a screwdriver to prise it open. Don't mistake prise for its homonym prize, which as a verb means "to cherish or appreciate." The two words do share a root, the Latin prendere, "to grasp, seize, or catch."

Primary Meanings of prise

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

v 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:
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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

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