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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] In brave pursuit of chivalrous emprise. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] The deeds of love and high emprise. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 2. The qualifies which prompt one to undertake difficult and dangerous exploits. [1913 Webster] I love thy courage yet and bolt emprise; But here thy sword can do thee little stead. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Emprise \Em*prise"\, v. t. To undertake. [Obs.] --Sackville. [1913 Webster]