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English adjective: prize

1. prize of superior grade

SamplesChoice wines.
Prime beef.
Prize carnations.
Quality paper.
Select peaches.

Synonymschoice, prime, quality, select



English noun: prize

1. prize (possession) something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery

SamplesThe prize was a free trip to Europe.


Broader (hypernym)gift

Narrower (hyponym)door prize, fellowship, gratuity, jackpot, premium, prize money, scholarship

2. prize (possession) goods or money obtained illegally

Synonymsbooty, dirty money, loot, pillage, plunder, swag

Broader (hypernym)stolen property

Part holonymcut

3. prize (artifact) something given as a token of victory


Broader (hypernym)accolade, award, honor, honour, laurels

Narrower (hyponym)apple of discord, booby prize, bronze medal, cup, gold medal, loving cup, silver, silver medal

English verb: prize

1. prize (possession) hold dear

SamplesI prize these old photographs.

ExamplesSam and Sue prize the movie

Synonymsappreciate, treasure, value

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)consider, reckon, regard, see, view

Narrower (hyponym)do justice, recognise, recognize

2. prize (contact) to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open

SamplesThe burglar jimmied the lock.
Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail.

Synonymsjimmy, lever, prise, pry

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)open, open up

Entailloose, loosen

3. prize (cognition) regard highly; think much of

SamplesI respect his judgement.
We prize his creativity.

ExamplesThe chefs prize the vegetables

Synonymsesteem, prise, respect, value

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)consider, reckon, regard, see, view

Narrower (hyponym)admire, fear, look up to, revere, reverence, think the world of, venerate

Antonymsdisesteem, disrespect

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