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verb [transitive] American English pronunciation: prize /praɪz/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyprize
he/she/itprizes
present participleprizing
past tenseprized
past participleprized
  1. 1
    to consider something to be very important and special

    You threw away all those old magazines I prize so much!

  2. 2
    to force two things apart
    prize something off/apart/open:

    She prized the lid off the can with a screwdriver.

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