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appraise, apprise, a prize
appraise (uh PRAYZ) (verb)
To place a value on; to judge the worth of something: The agent decided to appraise the house at $100,000 for tax purposes.
apprise (uh PRIGHZ) (verb)
To inform or to give notice to someone about something; to notify: Police should apprise an arrested person of his or her right to remain silent and to be represented by a lawyer.
a prize (uh PRIGHZ) (noun)
Something offered or won as an award for superiority or victory, as in a contest or competition: Jordan won a prize for compiling the best computer program.
After the important contest, Perry's friend wanted to apprise his coach of the fact that he won a prize.
Dave's friend was asked by the reporters to appraise the value of the prize, but he declined to do it.
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(Greek: struggle, a contest, to contend for a prize; also, to lead, set in motion, drive, conduct, guide, govern; to do, to act; by extension, pain)
(Greek: struggle, a contest [in war or in sports], to contend for a prize; physical activity, rigorous self-discipline or training)