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prise, prize

The noun prize is an award or something won in battle.

  • Mr. Davidson’s wife was surprised that he won first prize in the baking contest.
  • By capturing the ship the pirates gained a rich prize of gold and silver coins.

The verb prize means “to treasure.”

  • Patricia prized her collection of family letters for sentimental reasons.

The verb prize also means to pry open or out using force, and is spelled prise by the British.

  • Once Sabina prized the lock open, she was astonished to find the old trunk empty.