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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.


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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