Origin of apprize1
- to give notice to; inform; advise (often followed by of): to be apprised of the death of an old friend.
Origin of apprise1
Examples from the Web for apprize
All of her correspondents hastened to apprize her of the news.The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections
A. Edward Newton
I am sorry I did not apprize you of this state of affairs when I first came to you.Jessamine</p>
Then I stole forth to apprize Mirza Shah that my mission was achieved.Tales of Destiny
My companion did not apprize me that the apartment was inhabited.Arthur Mervyn
Charles Brockden Brown
Becoming alarmed at the appearance of things, they went to apprize the captain and Mr. M'Kay, who hastened to the poop.
- (tr often foll by of) to make aware; inform
Word Origin and History for apprize
occasional legalese form of appraise, c.1400. Related: Apprized; apprizing.
"to notify," 1690s, from French appris, past participle of apprendre "to inform, teach," literally "to lay hold of (in the mind)," another metaphoric meaning of Latin apprehendere (see apprehend). Related: Apprised; apprising.