Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb prise

3 senses of prise

Sense 1
pry, prise, prize, lever, jimmy -- (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")
       => open, open up -- (cause to open or to become open; "Mary opened the car door")

Sense 2
pry, prise -- (make an uninvited or presumptuous inquiry; "They pried the information out of him")
       => extort, wring from -- (get or cause to become in a difficult or laborious manner)

Sense 3
respect, esteem, value, prize, prise -- (regard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity")
       => see, consider, reckon, view, regard -- (deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do")

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