- 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 apprise
He smiled with gentle irony when I told him of what I had heard, and how I had hastened to apprise him of it.In the Valley
You are then to apprise the President of the Haarlem Society.The Black Tulip
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Terry hastened to the quarters of the Health Officer to apprise him of the facts.Terry
Charles Goff Thomson
Count Larinski forgot to apprise us that he was already married.Samuel Brohl & Company
He stated that he did not apprise the club of the change, and that it was not noticed.
- (tr often foll by of) to make aware; inform
Word Origin and History 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.