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

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