apprise (v.) "to notify," 1690s, from Fr. appris, pp. of apprendre "to inform, teach," lit. "to lay hold of (in the mind)," another metaphoric meaning of L. apprehendere (see APPREHEND (Cf. apprehend)). Related: Apprised; apprising.

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  • Apprise — Ap*prise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Apprised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Apprising}.] [F. appris, fem. apprise, p. p. apprendre to learn, to teach, to inform. Cf. {Apprehend}, {Apprentice}.] To give notice, verbal or written; to inform; followed by of; as, we …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apprise — I verb acquaint, advise, alert, announce, brief, communicate, convey knowledge, counsel, describe, disclose, divulge, enlighten, familiarize, give information, give notice, impart knowledge, inform, instruct, let know, make aware, make cognizant …   Law dictionary

  • apprise — ► VERB ▪ inform; tell. USAGE On the confusion of apprise and appraise, see APPRAISE(Cf. ↑appraiser). ORIGIN French, from apprendre learn, teach , from Latin apprehendere apprehend …   English terms dictionary

  • Apprise — Ap*prise , n. Notice; information. [Obs.] Gower. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apprise — *inform, advise, notify, acquaint Analogous words: tell, *reveal, disclose, divulge, discover, betray: publish, proclaim, *declare, announce …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • apprise — [v] tell advise, brief, enlighten, fill in, inform, notify, tip off; concepts 57,60,75 …   New thesaurus

  • apprise — or apprize [ə prīz′] vt. apprised or apprized, apprising or apprizing [< Fr appris, pp. of apprendre, to teach, inform < L apprehendere, APPREHEND] to inform or notify SYN. NOTIFY …   English World dictionary

  • apprise — appraise, apprise Like many near sounding words with some relation of meaning, these are often confused. Appraise means ‘to assess the value of (something or someone)’ (e.g. • When a man is stripped of all worldly insignia, one can appraise him… …   Modern English usage

  • apprise — [ə prʌɪz] verb (usu. apprise someone of) inform; tell. Origin C17: from Fr. appris, apprise, past participle of apprendre learn, teach , from L. apprehendere (see apprehend). Usage On the confusion of apprise with appraise, see appraise …   English new terms dictionary

  • apprise — See appraise, apprise, apprize See apprise, apprize …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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