ap·​prise | \ ə-ˈprīz How to pronounce apprise (audio) \
apprised; apprising

Definition of apprise

transitive verb

: to give notice to : tell They apprised him of his rights.

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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

Examples of apprise in a Sentence

let me apprise you of the current situation
Recent Examples on the Web An investigation is under way, and the Bibb County Georgia Sheriff’s Office, Fraud Division, has been apprised, since that is where much of the money was sent. Cheryl Higley,, "‘Words With Friends’ gamer scammed out of $60,000: Fairview Park Police Blotter," 25 July 2019 Players have always complimented Green on his attempts to keep them apprised of their roles. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Analysis: Will Padres manager Andy Green return in 2020? Stay tuned," 5 Sep. 2019 In his memo, Zipperman told the board that his office received an update from Los Angeles police Thursday and that parents would have been apprised Tuesday night regardless of Gamez’s disclosures. Los Angeles Times, "L.A. student took a bullet in the jaw, but the district didn’t disclose the shooting for 2 weeks," 11 Sep. 2019 One of the women connected with a 911 dispatcher, who via silent texts apprised the group of the gunman’s actions. Alexandra Rockey Fleming,, "Friend of VA Beach Shooting Victim Ryan Keith Cox Says He Was Her 'Angel of Protection'," 6 June 2019 Reese Witherspoon, bless her, has been keeping fans apprised of every development on Legally Blonde 3. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Legally Blonde 3 Is Actually, Really Happening," 5 June 2019 After carefully studying both the psychology and consequences of these situations, Robert is fully convinced that personal genetic information should be made available to any adult who seeks it after being soundly apprised of the ramifications. Rob Reid, Ars Technica, "Ars on your lunch break: The toxic truths within our DNA," 18 July 2018 And according to an exclusive story in the Mirror, the players - who were only apprised of the decision shortly before the official statement was released - were blown away by the news as well., "The Inside Story: Why Wenger Retired & What Happened in the Moments Leading Up to His Announcement," 20 Apr. 2018 Owners Ken Hassett and David McFarlane posted a farewell message on social media, promising to keep fans apprised of their next endeavor. Kara Baskin,, "$3 empanadas in Union Square and a new roof deck opens in Salem," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of apprise

circa 1680, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apprise

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

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22 Oct 2019

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The first known use of apprise was circa 1680

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English Language Learners Definition of apprise

formal : to give information to (someone)

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