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.

 

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Em*prise", v. t.

To undertake.

[Obs.]

Sackville.

 

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