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apprise1

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.
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Origin of apprise1

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

apprise2

[uh-prahyz]
verb (used with object), ap·prised, ap·pris·ing. Obsolete.
  1. appraise.
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informadvisenotifybriefenlighten

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British Dictionary definitions for apprised

apprise

apprize

verb
  1. (tr often foll by of) to make aware; inform
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Word Origin

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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