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prize

prize

 
pronunciation:
praIz
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a reward given to the winner of a contest or game.
Mrs. Higgins won a prize for her roses at the state fair.
synonyms:
award, booty, honor
similar words:
bonus, bounty, cup, decoration, jackpot, purse, reward, trophy, winnings
definition 2: anything worked or aimed for; something that is worth a great effort.
Freedom is a prize many have fought and died for.
synonyms:
booty, desire, goal, reward
similar words:
honor, hope, treasure
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: having won a prize.
My uncle used to be a prize boxer.
synonyms:
honored
similar words:
distinguished, winning
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: prized, prizes, prizing
definition: to hold in high honor; value.
The cowboy prized his palomino horse.
synonyms:
admire, esteem, honor, treasure, value
similar words:
adore, appreciate, cherish, like, respect, worship