verb (used with object), ap·prised, ap·pris·ing.
- approach light,
- approach shot
Origin of apprise1
verb (used with object), ap·prised, ap·pris·ing. Obsolete.
Examples from the Web for apprise
The next consideration is, how to apprise his wife; at least, what we ought to tell her if he be incapable of writing.Sir Jasper Carew|Charles James Lever
On our arrival we gave one yell or whoop, to apprise the enemy of our presence in the field.Torrey's Narrative|William Torrey
She would hasten to apprise Mistress Bliss of the good news.Recollections of a Policeman|William Russell (aka Thomas Waters)
They apprise him also of his confirmation as "Governor of our Plantation," and of the names of the Councillors joined with him.The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2|Egerton Ryerson
By this act, you not only take his Pawn, but you attack his King, and must apprise him of his danger by calling "check."The Blue Book of Chess|Howard Staunton and "Modern Authorities"
Word Origin for apprise
"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.