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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