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 apprised
The magistrate asked the wife if she had apprised the authorities of the required medications.Terry Lee Loewen, the Mellow Kansas Man Who Dreamed of Jihad|Michael Daly|December 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
McKeon sought to make her part of the process by ensuring that she was apprised in detail of every development as it happened.Bronx Judge Helps Dominique Strauss-Kahn Maid Nafissatou Diallo Find Justice|Michael Daly|December 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Apprised of the commercial success of his lost literary work, Thiessen laughs.
Sir,—I apprised you in my former letter of the causes which had so long delayed my departure.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. I (of 9)|Thomas Jefferson
The alarm-guns at sunrise had apprised Washington that the detachment under Lafayette was in danger.
But as that lady had not been apprised of his intention of picking her up, she was not at home.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
And how comes it that we have not been apprised of the arrival of these accursed men?
A partial cheering, followed by a general murmur, apprised Leonard of the presence of the popular statesman.My Novel, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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.