Prize Prize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Prized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Prizing}.] [F. priser, OF. prisier, preisier, fr. L. pretiare, fr. pretium worth, value, price. See {Price}, and cf. {Praise}.] [Formerly written also {prise}. ] [1913 Webster] 1. To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to rate. [1913 Webster]

A goodly price that I was prized at. --Zech. xi. 13. [1913 Webster]

I prize it [life] not a straw, but for mine honor. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To value highly; to estimate to be of great worth; to esteem. ``[I] do love, prize, honor you. '' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

I prized your person, but your crown disdain. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • prized — [praızd] adj extremely important or valuable to someone ▪ The child held the bag as tightly as if it were her most prized possession …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • prized — adjective extremely important or valuable to someone: prized possession: Nathaniel s bicycle is his most prized possession …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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