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"Prise" and "Prize" are a matter of locations (AmE and BrE) or they are different in meaning?

When I look at the Oxford dictionary, I see that prise and Prize are the same and they are just spelling differently in the US (prize) and the UK (prise). However, when I look at the article in Cambridge dictionary (named "Price or prize?") then I see that they are different words with different meanings. Who can to straighten the things out?

  • I don’t see the point here. It is two different sets of words. Incidentally “prize” has the same spelling in both cases. – user070221 Nov 22 '17 at 21:18
  • "price" and "prise" are not the same word. – The Photon Nov 22 '17 at 21:23
  • @user159691 Have you read the entry that I linked to Oxford dictionary? en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/prise – Judicious Allure Nov 22 '17 at 21:25
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Meaning one:

Open with force (also pry/pried)

US: He prized the lid open
UK: He prised the lid open

Meaning two:

Prized - it was very valuable - appreciated

US: They prized his presence
UK: They prized his presence

  • I have never heard prize used for Meaning one in the US. pry is normally used. – user3169 Nov 22 '17 at 23:05
  • Yeah, pry is normally used. Incidentally, I'm from the U.S. and I would spell the first meaning as "prise", so it may not be a rule that is strictly followed. – Nick Nov 23 '17 at 0:12

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