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  Definition of prise
  1. regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
  2. to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open; "The burglar jimmied the lock", "Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail"
  3. make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry; "They pried the information out of him"
Similar Words: respect, esteem, value, prize, pry, lever, jimmy

 

Hyponyms: think the world of, reverence, fear, revere, venerate, admire, look up to

 

Entailments: loosen, loose

 

Derivational Morphology: value, respect, esteem, regard, admiration, deference, respecter, jimmy, jemmy, lever, leverage, purchase, crowbar, wrecking bar, pry, pry bar, nosiness, prying, snoopiness

 

Anagrams: spire

 

 
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