apprise

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v apprise increase the value of "The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"
    • v apprise gain in value "The yen appreciated again!"
    • v apprise make aware of "Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?"
    • v apprise inform (somebody) of something "I advised him that the rent was due"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Apprise Notice; information.
    • v. t Apprise To give notice, verbal or written; to inform; -- followed by of; as, we will apprise the general of an intended attack; he apprised the commander of what he had done.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n apprise Learning; instruction; information; lore.
    • apprise To give notice, verbal or written, to; inform; advise: followed by of before that of which notice is given: as, we will apprise the general of an intended attack; he apprised his father of what he had done.
    • apprise Synonyms Notify, acquaint, warn, tell, mention to.
    • apprise See apprize.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Apprise ap-prīz′ to give notice: to inform.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. appris, fem. apprise, p. p. apprendre, to learn, to teach, to inform. Cf. Apprehend Apprentice
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. apprendre, pa.p. appris—L. adprendĕre. See Apprehend.

Usage

In literature:

The pasha's two wives, having been apprised of our intended visit, were waiting to receive us.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVII. No. 101. May, 1876." by Various
I have been kindly apprised that the information required as above is yet expected from me.
"The Works Of The Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IX. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
He was apprised of this in time to take refuge in Korkyra, a State which was under obligations to him.
"Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)" by Plutarch
Have our two trusty friends been apprised?
"The Nameless Castle" by Maurus Jókai
Instinctively, even before his eyelids lifted, the northern soul within him apprised him of this change.
"Max" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
It would be unfair not to apprise the reader, that this hope was not altogether realised.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 12" by Robert Kerr
They had apprised no one of their approach; and no counsel had been taken or decision come to.
"The Felon's Track" by Michael Doheny
Yet these advisers were not apprised by the Secret Council of what was being done.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
After settling this point the two men rejoined the others, and Frank was apprised of their decision.
"Deadwood Dick, The Prince of the Road" by Edward L. Wheeler
He will duly apprise me.
"The Cab of the Sleeping Horse" by John Reed Scott
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In poetry:

The lily is white with its wonder;
Wild rumours the roses apprise.
The doves, they have seen and grow fonder.
Wild heart, believe and have eyes!
"The Afterglow" by Manmohan Ghose

In news:

WOONSOCKET – Hundreds of city retirees will soon be getting letters in the mail from the Budget Commission, apprising them of possible rollbacks coming in pension and health benefits.
In any case, keeping travelers apprised of dangers is very much on the minds of Western governments.
She said she wanted to keep the selectmen apprised of ongoing work at the school - including work on doors, trench drains, gutters, signs, and alarms.
Now, he will need to resolve the legal issue of incompatible offices that he was apprised of in August.
When apprised by listeners of the LRA's record, he expressed surprise.
The Chicago Cubs won the bidding for the Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler , agreeing to a nine-year, $30 million contract, according to two executives in Major League Baseball who had been apprised of the deal.
Many of my Republican friends have apprised me that I must vote for Connie Mack IV.
An investment adviser should apprise its clients of risks, but Ivy deliberately concealed negative facts it uncovered in its due diligence of Madoff in ord...
It's impossible to cover it all, but I will do my utmost to keep y'all apprised of the best shows happening each week.
That is why when I dabble in a foreign language, I always keep myself apprised of them.
How to keep consumers apprised of unregulated compounds without creating a panic.
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