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 apprising
Yet courage: the beneficent Destinies, kind in their sternness, are apprising us that this cannot continue.Past and Present|Thomas Carlyle
The first thing done was to send a telegram to Mr. Ford, apprising him that his son was found.The Outdoor Girls in Florida|Laura Lee Hope
A messenger arrives from the queen, apprising his Majesty that she desires to see him on the terrace of the pavilion.Tales from the Hindu Dramatists|R. N. Dutta
An express was despatched to the Secretary of the Navy apprising him of the movement.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
I began writing a telegram to my wife, apprising her of our good luck.Aladdin & Co.|Herbert Quick
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.