Prize vs. Prise - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Prize

    A prize is an award to be given to a person, a group of people like a sports team, or organization to recognize and reward actions or achievements. Official prizes often involve monetary rewards as well as the fame that comes with them. Some prizes are also associated with extravagant awarding ceremonies, such as the Academy Awards. Prizes are also given to publicize noteworthy or exemplary behaviour, and to provide incentives for improved outcomes and competitive efforts. In general, prizes are regarded in a positive light, and their winners are admired. However, many prizes, especially the more famous ones, have often caused controversy and jealousy. Specific types of prizes include: Booby prize: typically awarded as a joke or insult to whoever finished last (e.g., wooden spoon award). Consolation prize: an award given to those who do not win, but still (at least) recognized. Hierarchical prizes, where the best award is "first prize", "grand prize", or "gold medal". Subordinate awards are "second prize", "third prize", etc., or "first runner-up" and "second runner-up", etc., or "silver medal" and "bronze medal". (In some contests, "grand prize" is more desirable than "first prize".) On game shows in the UK, the term is "star prize", while in Australia, it is "major prize". Purchase prize or acquisition prize: a monetary prize given in an art competition in exchange for the winning work.

Wiktionary

  • Prize (noun)

    That which is taken from another; something captured; a thing seized by force, stratagem, or superior power.

  • Prize (noun)

    Anything captured by a belligerent using the rights of war; especially, property captured at sea in virtue of the rights of war, as a vessel.

  • Prize (noun)

    An honour or reward striven for in a competitive contest; anything offered to be competed for, or as an inducement to, or reward of, effort.

  • Prize (noun)

    That which may be won by chance, as in a lottery.

  • Prize (noun)

    Anything worth striving for; a valuable possession held or in prospect.

  • Prize (noun)

    A contest for a reward; competition.

  • Prize (noun)

    A lever; a pry; also, the hold of a lever. Also spelled prise.

  • Prize (verb)

    To consider highly valuable; to esteem.

  • Prize (verb)

    To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to rate.

  • Prize (verb)

    To move with a lever; to force up or open; to prise or pry.

  • Prize (verb)

    To compete in a prizefight.

  • Prise (noun)

    An enterprise or adventure.

  • Prise (noun)

    obsolete form of prize

  • Prise (verb)

    To force (open) with a lever; to pry.

Webster Dictionary

  • Prise (noun)

    An enterprise.

  • Prise (noun)

    See Prize, n., 5. Also Prize, v. t.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Prise (verb)

    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"

  • Prise (verb)

    make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry;

    "They pried the information out of him"

  • Prise (verb)

    regard highly; think much of;

    "I respect his judgement"

    "We prize his creativity"

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