- 1[usually passive] to value something highly synonym treasure prize something an era when honesty was prized above all other virtues prize something for something Oil of cedarwood is highly prized for its use in perfumery.
- 2(North American English) = prise Word Origin Middle English: the noun, a variant of price; the verb (originally in the sense ‘estimate the value of’) from Old French pris-, stem of preisier
BrE BrE//praɪz//; NAmE NAmE//praɪz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they prize
BrE BrE//praɪz//; NAmE NAmE//praɪz//he / she / it prizes
BrE BrE//ˈpraɪzɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpraɪzɪz//past simple prized
BrE BrE//praɪzd//; NAmE NAmE//praɪzd//past participle prized
BrE BrE//praɪzd//; NAmE NAmE//praɪzd//-ing form prizing
BrE BrE//ˈpraɪzɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈpraɪzɪŋ//