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prize

noun

1 prize

Something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery:
— The prize was a free trip to Europe.

synonym: award.

Roget 775: acquisition; gaining etc. v.; obtainment; procuration, procurement; purchase, descent, inheritance; gift etc. 784.    recovery, ... show more

Roget 618: good, benefit, advantage; improvement etc. 658; greatest good, supreme good; interest, service, behoof, behalf; weal; main chance, ... show more

Roget 731: success, successfulness; speed; advance etc. (progress) 282.    trump card; hit, stroke, score; lucky hit, fortunate hit, ... show more

Dutch: beloning, buit, Ockhams scheermes, premie, prijs



2 prize

Goods or money obtained illegally.

synonyms: booty, dirty money, loot, pillage, plunder, swag.

Roget 793: booty, spoil, plunder, prize, loot, swag [Slang], pickings; spolia opima [Lat.], prey; blackmail; stolen goods.   

Dutch: buit, plunderen, plundering
Polish: szaber

3 prize

Something given as a token of victory.

synonym: trophy.

Roget 733: trophy; medal, prize, palm, award; laurel, laurels; bays, crown, chaplet, wreath, civic crown; insignia etc. ... show more

Dutch: trofee, zegeteken
Polish: nagroda, trofeum

verb

1 prize

Hold dear:
— I prize these old photographs.

synonyms: appreciate, treasure, value.

Roget 897: love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with; affection; be in love with etc. adj.; have a love ... show more

2 prize

To move or force, especially in an effort to get something open.

synonyms: jimmy, lever, prise, pry.

3 prize

Regard highly; think much of:
— We prize his creativity.

synonyms: esteem, prise, respect, value.

Roget 931: approve; approbate, think good, think much of, think well of, think highly of; esteem, value, prize; set great store by, set great store on.    do justice to, appreciate; honor, ... show more

Dutch: achten, hoogachten, hoogschatten, ophebben, respecteren, verwaardigen, waarderen

adjective

1 prize

Of superior grade:
— Prize carnations.

synonyms: choice, prime, quality, select.

Polish: doborowy, wyborowy


Moby thesaurus: Academy Award, Nobel Prize, Oscar, accolade, accord respect to, admire, adore, aim, ambition, apotheosize, appraise, appreciate, apprize, arch, ascribe importance to, assay, assess, award, bar, barrow ... show more.

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