apprise

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or ap·prize

[uh-prahyz]
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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 apprise

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

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[uh-prahyz]
verb (used with object), ap·prised, ap·pris·ing. Obsolete.
  1. appraise.
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inform, advise, notify, brief, enlighten

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apprise

apprize

verb
  1. (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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Word Origin and History for apprised

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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