Definition of


  1. (verb, contact) to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
    Raccoons managed to pry the lid off the garbage pail
  2. (verb, creation) make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry
  3. (verb, cognition) regard highly; think much of
    We prize his creativity

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Prise

esteem, jimmy, lever, prize, pry, respect, value

Note: If you're looking to improve your vocabulary right now, we highly recommend Ultimate Vocabulary Software.

Word of the Moment


variety of wine grape originally grown in Hungary; the prototype of vinifera grapes