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apprise

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or ap·prize

[ uh-prahyz ]
/ əˈpraɪz /
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verb (used with object), ap·prised, ap·pris·ing.

to give notice to; inform; advise (often followed by of): to be apprised of the death of an old friend.

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Origin of apprise

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First recorded in 1685–95; from French appris “taught, informed,” past participle of apprendre; see apprehend

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH apprise

appraise, apprise

Definition for apprise (2 of 2)

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[ uh-prahyz ]
/ əˈpraɪz /

verb (used with object), ap·prised, ap·pris·ing.Obsolete.

an obsolete variant of appraise.
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British Dictionary definitions for apprise

apprise

apprize

/ (əˈpraɪz) /

verb

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

Word Origin for apprise

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

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