verb (used with object), ap·prized, ap·priz·ing. Obsolete.
- approach light,
- approach shot,
Origin of apprize1
verb (used with object), ap·prized, ap·priz·ing.
verb (used with object), ap·prised, ap·pris·ing.
Origin of apprise1
Examples from the Web for apprize
Our conclusion was, that the most prudent plan was to return, and apprize our companions of what we had seen.Early Western Travels 1748-1846|Various
She hurried out to apprize Mrs. Leonard Warren, as president of the Thanatopsis, of the miracle which had been worked.Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
The servant bowed, and left me in the hall, while he went to apprize his master that a late visitor had arrived.
Tell her, you would think it your duty to apprize her parents of the danger into which she was throwing herself.Letters on the Improvement of the Mind|Hester Chapone
That Emperor was crowned in March, and immediately despatched a legation to the Pope to apprize him of the fact.The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66|John Lothrop Motley
Word Origin for apprise
occasional legalese form of appraise, c.1400. Related: Apprized; apprizing.
"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.