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apprize1

[uh-prahyz]
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verb (used with object), ap·prized, ap·priz·ing. Obsolete.
  1. appraise.

Origin of apprize1

1400–50; late Middle English aprisen < Middle French apris(i)er, equivalent to a- a-5 + prisier to prize2
Related formsap·priz·er, noun

apprize2

[uh-prahyz]
verb (used with object), ap·prized, ap·priz·ing.
  1. apprise1.

apprise1

or ap·prize

[uh-prahyz]
verb (used with object), ap·prised, ap·pris·ing.
  1. to give notice to; inform; advise (often followed by of): to be apprised of the death of an old friend.

Origin of apprise1

1685–95; < French appris taught, informed, past participle of apprendre; see apprehend
Can be confusedappraise apprise
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apprise

apprize

verb
  1. (tr often foll by of) to make aware; inform

Word Origin

C17: from French appris, from apprendre to teach; learn; see apprehend

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Word Origin and History for apprize

v.

occasional legalese form of appraise, c.1400. Related: Apprized; apprizing.

apprise

v.

"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.

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