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    prize - Dictionary definition and meaning for word prize

    Definition
    (noun) something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    Synonyms : award
    Example Sentence
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
    Definition
    (noun) goods or money obtained illegally
    Synonyms : booty , dirty money , loot , pillage , plunder , swag
    Definition
    (noun) something given as a token of victory
    Synonyms : trophy
    Definition
    (verb) hold dear
    Synonyms : appreciate , treasure , value
    Example Sentence
    • I prize these old photographs
    Definition
    (verb) to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
    Synonyms : jimmy , lever , prise , pry
    Example Sentence
    • The burglar jimmied the lock
    • Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail
    Definition
    (verb) regard highly; think much of
    Synonyms : esteem , prise , respect , value
    Example Sentence
    • I respect his judgement
    • We prize his creativity
    Definition
    (adj) of superior grade
    Synonyms : choice , prime , quality , select
    Example Sentence
    • choice wines
    • prime beef
    • prize carnations
    • quality paper
    • select peaches
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for prize

The 1st runner up tried to "prize" the first place prize from the winner's hands.

prize=pri+ze pri(sounds like pry) which means to open/break/press by force

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