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Definition of price verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    price

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//praɪs//
     
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    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they price
    BrE BrE//praɪs//
     
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    he / she / it prices
    BrE BrE//ˈpraɪsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpraɪsɪz//
     
    past simple priced
    BrE BrE//praɪst//
     
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    past participle priced
    BrE BrE//praɪst//
     
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    -ing form pricing
    BrE BrE//ˈpraɪsɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[usually passive] to fix the price of something at a particular level price something + adv./prep. a reasonably priced house These goods are priced too high. price something at something The tickets are priced at $100 each.
  2. 2price something (up) to write or stick tickets on goods to show how much they cost
  3. 3price something to compare the prices of different types of the same thing We priced various models before buying this one.
  4. Word Origin Middle English: the noun from Old French pris, from Latin pretium ‘value, reward’; the verb, a variant (by assimilation to the noun) of earlier prise ‘estimate the value of’ (see prize). Compare with praise.Extra examples It has a much longer battery life than other comparatively priced laptops. The car is priced at $60 000. The house was priced much too high. The kits are priced from £8.50 to £20. This is considered a luxury item and is priced accordingly. Tickets for the concert are priced between £15 and £35. a wide range of competitively priced office furniture A dominant firm will price aggressively in markets where it faces new competitors. Some leading UK firms are pricing themselves out of the market. The tickets are priced at $100 each.Idioms
    price yourself/something out of the market
     
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    to charge such a high price for your goods, services, etc. that nobody wants to buy them
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: price