apprize

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[ uh-prahyz ]
/ əˈpraɪz /

verb (used with object), ap·prized, ap·priz·ing. Obsolete.


Nearby words

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

Origin of apprize

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1400–50; late Middle English aprisen < Middle French apris(i)er, equivalent to a- a-5 + prisier to prize2

Related formsap·priz·er, noun

apprize

2
[ uh-prahyz ]
/ əˈpraɪz /

verb (used with object), ap·prized, ap·priz·ing.

apprise

1

or ap·prize

[ uh-prahyz ]
/ əˈpraɪz /

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.

Origin of apprise

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

Can be confusedappraise apprise

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British Dictionary definitions for apprize

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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