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Prise vs Sever - What's the difference?

prise | sever |

As a verb prise

is .

As an adjective prise

is priced.

As a proper noun sever is




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 verb)
  • To cut free.
  • After he graduated, he severed all links to his family.
    to sever the head from the body
  • * Bible, Matthew xiii. 49
  • The angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just.
  • To suffer disjunction; to be parted or separated.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • To make a separation or distinction; to distinguish.
  • The Lord shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt. — Ex. ix. 4.
    They claimed the right of severing in their challenge. — Macaulay.
  • (legal) To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate.
  • to sever an estate in joint tenancy


    * becut * cut off

    Derived terms

    * severable * severally


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