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emprise


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emprise  \Em*prise"\,  v.  t. 
  To  undertake.  [Obs.]  --Sackville. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emprise  \Em*prise"\,  n.  [OF.  emprise,  fr  emprendre  to 
  undertake;  pref.  em-  (L.  in)  +  F.  prendre  to  take  L. 
  prehendere  prendere;  prae  before  +  a  verb  akin  to  E.  get 
  See  {Get},  and  cf  {Enterprise},  {Impresa}.]  [Archaic] 
  1.  An  enterprise;  endeavor;  adventure.  --Chaucer. 
 
  In  brave  pursuit  of  chivalrous  emprise.  --Spenser. 
 
  The  deeds  of  love  and  high  emprise.  --Longfellow. 
 
  2.  The  qualifies  which  prompt  one  to  undertake  difficult  and 
  dangerous  exploits. 
 
  I  love  thy  courage  yet  and  bolt  emprise;  But  here 
  thy  sword  can  do  thee  little  stead.  --Milton.