emprise

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Noun is from Middle English emprise, from Old French emprise, emprinse, from Late Latin *imprensa, from Latin in- + prehendere (to take). The verb is from emprisen, from the same source.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

emprise (plural emprises)

  1. (archaic) An enterprise or endeavor, especially a quest or adventure.
  2. (archaic) The qualities which prompt one to undertake difficult and dangerous exploits; chivalric prowess.

VerbEdit

emprise (third-person singular simple present emprises, present participle emprising, simple past and past participle emprised)

  1. (obsolete) To undertake.

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃.pʁiz/
  • (file)

NounEdit

emprise f (plural emprises)

  1. expropriation
  2. domination, control, influence

Further readingEdit


Old FrenchEdit

NounEdit

emprise f (oblique plural emprises, nominative singular emprise, nominative plural emprises)

  1. enterprise; undertaking; activity

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: emprise
  • French: emprise

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