verb ap·prise \ə-ˈprīz\

: to give information to (someone)


Full Definition of APPRISE

transitive verb
:  to give notice to :  tell <they apprised him of his rights>

Examples of APPRISE

  1. <let me apprise you of the current situation>

Origin of APPRISE

French appris, past participle of apprendre to learn, teach, from Old French aprendre
First Known Use: 1694

Synonym Discussion of APPRISE

inform, acquaint, apprise, notify mean to make one aware of something. inform implies the imparting of knowledge especially of facts or occurrences <informed us of the crisis>. acquaint lays stress on introducing to or familiarizing with <acquaint yourself with the keyboard>. apprise implies communicating something of special interest or importance <keep us apprised of the situation>. notify implies sending notice of something requiring attention or demanding action <notified the witness when to appear>.


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