Thesaurus

prize

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of prize

  1. of the very best kind delighted to be guests at one of her prize dinner parties Synonyms of prize A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], excellent, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderfulWords Related to prize acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK (or okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditionalNear Antonyms of prize bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rateAntonyms of prize atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched


prize

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of prize

  1. 1 someone or something unusually desirable in the view of most of her friends, her current boyfriend is certainly no prize Synonyms of prize catch, gem, jewel, pearl, plum, treasure Words Related to prize blessing, find, godsend, goody (or goodie), valuable, windfall; booty, loot, plunder, spoil, swag; brass ring; glory, pride; gold, jackpot, prize money, treasure trove Near Antonyms of prize lemon, loser

  2. 2 something given in recognition of achievement the Pritzker Architecture Prize is the world's most prestigious honor in the field of architecture Synonyms of prize accolade, blue ribbon, decoration, distinction, honor, kudo, plume, premium, awardWords Related to prize badge, crown, cup, laurel, medal, order, plaque, plate, ribbon, trophy; applause, bravo, encomium, eulogy, hallelujah, homage, paean, panegyric, plaudit, tribute; citation, commendation, compliment, honorable mention

Synonym Discussion of prize

spoil, plunder, booty, prize, loot mean something taken from another by force or craft. spoil, more commonly spoils, applies to what belongs by right or custom to the victor in war or political contest.
    • the spoils of political victory
plunder applies to what is taken not only in war but in robbery, banditry, grafting, or swindling.
    • a bootlegger's plunder
booty implies plunder to be shared among confederates.
    • thieves dividing up their booty
prize applies to spoils captured on the high seas or territorial waters of the enemy.
    • the wartime right of seizing prizes at sea
loot applies especially to what is taken from victims of a catastrophe.
    • picked through the ruins for loot

prize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of prize

  1. 1 to draw out by force or with effort prizing the stubborn nails out of the board Synonyms of 1prize corkscrew, prize, pry, pull, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, wring, yankWords Related to 1prize mine, pluck, remove, take (out), withdrawNear Antonyms of 1prize implant, insert, install, instill; cram, jam, ram, stuff, wedge

  2. 2 to raise, move, or pull apart with or as if with a lever trying to prize apart the jammed gears Synonyms of 1prize jimmy, lever, prizeWords Related to 1prize elevate, hoist, lift, uplift; break, break up, detach, disengage, disjoin, divide, part, pull, separate; shiftNear Antonyms of 1prize connect, join

Synonym Discussion of prize

appreciate, value, prize, treasure, cherish mean to hold in high estimation. appreciate often connotes sufficient understanding to enjoy or admire a thing's excellence.
    • appreciates fine wine
value implies rating a thing highly for its intrinsic worth.
    • values our friendship
prize implies taking a deep pride in something one possesses.
    • Americans prize their freedom
treasure emphasizes jealously safeguarding something considered precious.
    • a treasured memento
cherish implies a special love and care for something.
    • cherishes her children above all

prize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of prize

  1. to hold dear veterinarians know that pets are highly prized by their owners Synonyms of 2prize appreciate, cherish, prize, treasure, valueWords Related to 2prize delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), like, relish, revel (in); admire, apprize, esteem, regard, respect, revere, reverence, venerate; enshrine, memorialize; adore, caress, dote (on), idolize, worshipNear Antonyms of 2prize undervalue; abhor, abominate, despise, detest, execrate, hate, loathe; disdain, high-hat, scorn, scout, slight, sniff (at), snub; bad-mouth, belittle, cry down, decry, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, kiss off, minimize, put down, write off; abandon, forget, neglectAntonyms of 2prize disvalue

Synonym Discussion of prize

appreciate, value, prize, treasure, cherish mean to hold in high estimation. appreciate often connotes sufficient understanding to enjoy or admire a thing's excellence.
    • appreciates fine wine
value implies rating a thing highly for its intrinsic worth.
    • values our friendship
prize implies taking a deep pride in something one possesses.
    • Americans prize their freedom
treasure emphasizes jealously safeguarding something considered precious.
    • a treasured memento
cherish implies a special love and care for something.
    • cherishes her children above all


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