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Prise vs Antagonist - What's the difference?

prise | antagonist |

As a verb prise

is .

As an adjective prise

is priced.

As a noun antagonist is

antagonist (all senses).



Alternative forms

* (verb) prize


(en noun)
  • (obsolete) An enterprise.
  • (Spenser)
  • See also

    * price


  • To force (open) with a lever; to pry.
  • 1919: I think he must have been trying to prise open that box yonder when he was attacked. — , The Quest of the Sacred Slipper
    c. 1925: Come, force the gates with crowbars, prise them apart! — Jack Lindsay, translation of Lysistrata
    2004: Most people used pliers, scissors, rubber gloves and knives to try to prise open products. — BBC News


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    (en noun)
  • An opponent or enemy.
  • * Milton
  • antagonist of Heaven's Almighty King
  • * Hooker
  • our antagonists in these controversies
  • One who antagonizes or stirs.
  • (biochemistry) A chemical that binds to a receptor but does not produce a physiological response, blocking the action of agonist chemicals.
  • * 2001': The calcium '''antagonists represent one of the top ten classes of prescription drugs in terms of commercial value, with worldwide sales of nearly $10 billion in 1999. — Leslie Iversen, ''Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 41)
  • The main character or force opposing the protagonist in a literary work or drama.
  • (anatomy) A muscle that acts in opposition to another.
  • A flexor, which bends a part, is the antagonist of an extensor, which extends it.


    * protagonist * agonist (biochemistry)