apprise

verb ap·prise \ ə-ˈprīz \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of apprise

apprised; apprising
transitive verb
:to give notice to :tell
  • They apprised him of his rights.

Examples of apprise in a Sentence

  1. let me apprise you of the current situation

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Origin and Etymology of apprise

French appris, past participle of apprendre to learn, teach, from Old French aprendre

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

APPRISE Defined for English Language Learners

apprise

verb

Definition of apprise for English Language Learners

  • : to give information to (someone)



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