Etymology
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prise (n.)

original form of prize (n.), q.v.

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Definitions of prise

prise (v.)
to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open;
Synonyms: pry / prize / lever / jimmy
prise (v.)
make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry;
Synonyms: pry
prise (v.)
regard highly; think much of;
Synonyms: respect / esteem / value / prize
From wordnet.princeton.edu