- 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 apprising
Northumberland lost no time in apprising the Duke of the success of his enterprise.Henry of Monmouth, Volume 1
J. Endell Tyler
I wish you had at least paid them the compliment of apprising them of our marriage.'The Infernal Marriage
A dispatch was immediately sent to the Governor, at Albany, apprising him of these facts.City Crimes
I began writing a telegram to my wife, apprising her of our good luck.Aladdin & Co.
"You know your men; do as you please about apprising them of their errand," said Sir Charles.Second Book of Tales
- (tr often foll by of) to make aware; inform
Word Origin and History for apprising
"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.