prize

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noun
ADJECTIVE
big, great, prestigious
fabulous
special
ultimate

The presidency is the ultimate prize.

coveted

She was the first woman to win this coveted prize.

glittering (esp. BrE)

He strove for the glittering prizes of politics.

first, first-place (AmE), grand, top
runner-up (esp. BrE), second
consolation
booby

The booby prize was awarded to the worst singer in the competition.

cash, monetary (esp. AmE), money (esp. BrE)
$1-million, etc.
raffle
VERB + PRIZE
award (sb), give (sb)
offer
present

The prize was presented by the mayor.

capture, claim, collect, get, receive, take, win
accept
share

De Klerk shared the peace prize with Nelson Mandela in 1993.

PRIZE + VERB
go to sb/sth

The prize went to the long-haired cat.

be worth sth, total sth

a prize worth over $3 000

PRIZE + NOUN
winner (usually prizewinner)
money
competition, draw (BrE)
PREPOSITION
prize for

He won the Nobel Prize for Literature.

prize in

prizes in chemistry, physics and medicine

{{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}}
verb
PREPOSITION
above

a precious thing to be prized above all else

as

The library is prized as the finest of its kind in England.

for

The berries are prized for their healing properties.

PHRASES
highly prized, much prized

two fruits that are much prized on the island

{{Roman}}III.{{/Roman}}
adj.
Prize is used with these nouns: ↑asset, ↑specimen

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Prize — (pr[imac]z), n. [F. prise a seizing, hold, grasp, fr. pris, p. p. of prendre to take, L. prendere, prehendere; in some senses, as 2 (b), either from, or influenced by, F. prix price. See {Prison}, {Prehensile}, and cf. {Pry}, and also {Price}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prize — n 1: property (as a ship) lawfully captured in time of war 2: the wartime capture of a ship and its cargo at sea Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • prize — prize1 [prīz] vt. prized, prizing [ME pris: see PRICE] 1. Obs. to set a value upon; price 2. to value highly; esteem n. 1. something offered or given to the winner of a contest 2. something won in a game of cha …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prize — [adj] best award winning, champion, choice, cream*, elite, fat*, first class*, firstrate*, outstanding, pick, prime, top, topnotch, winning; concept 574 Ant. worst prize [n1] award, winnings accolade, acquirement, acquisition, advantage, blue… …   New thesaurus

  • prize — Ⅰ. prize [1] ► NOUN 1) a thing given as a reward to a winner or in recognition of an outstanding achievement. 2) something of great value that is worth struggling to achieve. ► ADJECTIVE 1) having been or likely to be awarded a prize. 2)… …   English terms dictionary

  • Prize — Prize, n. [F. prix price. See 3d {Prize}. ] Estimation; valuation. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prize — Prize, v. t. To move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry. [Written also {prise}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prize# — prize n *premium, award, reward, meed, guerdon, bounty, bonus Analogous words: recompensing or recompense, compensation (see corresponding verbs at PAY): winning or winnings (see GET) Antonyms: forfeit prize vb value, treasure, cherish,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prize — n *spoil, booty, plunder, loot, swag …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • prize — see prise …   Modern English usage

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