apprise

1

or ap·prize

[ uh-prahyz ]
/ əˈpraɪz /
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verb (used with object), ap·prised, ap·pris·ing.

to give notice to; inform; advise (often followed by of): to be apprised of the death of an old friend.

Nearby words

  1. apprehensively,
  2. apprentice,
  3. apprenticeship,
  4. appressed,
  5. appressorium,
  6. apprize,
  7. appro,
  8. approach,
  9. approach light,
  10. approach shot

Origin of apprise

1
1685–95; < French appris taught, informed, past participle of apprendre; see apprehend

Can be confusedappraise apprise

apprise

2
[ uh-prahyz ]
/ əˈpraɪz /

verb (used with object), ap·prised, ap·pris·ing. Obsolete.

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British Dictionary definitions for apprising

apprise

apprize

/ (əˈpraɪz) /

verb

(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 apprising

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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