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Reprise vs Prise - What's the difference?

reprise | prise |

As verbs the difference between reprise and prise

is that reprise is while prise is .

As an adjective prise is





(wikipedia reprise) (en noun)
  • A recurrence or resumption of an action.
  • (music) A repetition of a phrase, or a return to an earlier theme.
  • (fencing) A renewal of a failed attack, after going back into the on guard position.
  • A taking by way of retaliation.
  • (Dryden)
  • (legal, in the plural) Deductions and duties paid yearly out of a manor and lands, as rent charge, pensions, annuities, etc.; also spelled reprizes.
  • (Burrill)
  • A ship recaptured from an enemy or from a pirate.
  • Verb

  • (obsolete) To take (something) up or on again.
  • * , II.xi:
  • How to take life from that dead-liuing swaine, / Whom still he marked freshly to arize / From th'earth, & from her wombe new spirits to reprize .
  • To repeat or resume an action
  • (obsolete) To recompense; to pay.
  • See also

    * reprisal


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    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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