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English verb: prise

1. prise (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, prize, pry


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


Broader (hypernym)open, open up


Entailloose, loosen

2. prise (creation) make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry


SamplesThey pried the information out of him.


Synonymspry


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)extort, wring from

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


SamplesI respect his judgement.
We prize his creativity.


ExamplesThe chefs prise the vegetables


Synonymsesteem, prize, 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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