apprize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v apprize increase the value of "The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"
    • v apprize gain in value "The yen appreciated again!"
    • v apprize make aware of "Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?"
    • v apprize inform (somebody) of something "I advised him that the rent was due"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Apprize To appraise; to value; to appreciate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apprize See apprise.
    • apprize Same as appraise.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Apprize a-prīz′ (Scots law) to put a selling price on: to value, appreciate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
The same as Appraise, only more accommodated to the English form of the L. pretiare,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. apriserà, to, and prisier, to price, prize. See Appraise, Praise, and Prize.

Usage

In literature:

The master of the house was immediately apprized of this unexpected and unwelcome visit.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 574" by Various
Matyas found Count Vavel with his troop already at Eszterhaza, and apprized him at once of De Fervlans's arrival at the bridge-inn.
"The Nameless Castle" by Maurus Jókai
During this scene the duena stole out of the room, and went to apprize Loaysa of all that had happened.
"The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes" by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
I doubt not, had they been apprized of his coming, they would have attacked him.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
It was by a gesture that Claude apprized her he had finished.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
Becoming alarmed at the appearance of things, they went to apprize the captain and Mr. M'Kay, who hastened to the poop.
"Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific" by Gabriel Franchere
Hastily acquainting him with the treasures he had unexpectedly obtained, Thames returned to the room to apprize Winifred of his good fortune.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
She came and stood by the bed, staring down apprizingly at the sick girl.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
Otherwise, the fewer who are apprized of our proceedings, the better.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
In the inventory of Thomas Coteymore, made in Charleston, in 1645, his clock is apprized at L1.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
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In poetry:

"Your servant, Ma'am," the lover cries.
"Your servant, Sir," the fair replies.
"I'm not appriz'd, Sir, who you be.
But pray what's your request with me?"
"Courtship" by William Hutton
The BARON, by a Spy appriz'd,
Was there before his Bride;
He seiz'd the Youth, and madly strew'd
The white Cliff, with his steaming blood,
Then hurl'd him down its side.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
The Presbyt'ry appriz'd, pronounc'd him vain;
And, in sheer anger, summon'd him again.
The culprit made appearance in his gown,
And met the Reverend Fathers, and their frown.
"The Way Of Doing Penance" by William Hutton
One crutch, and one leg, were expos'd to the view;
Then who can deny that he stood upon two?
But he was appriz'd, though you could not observe,
That, in case of assault, he had one in reserve.
"The Triumvirate" by William Hutton
Her equals first observed her growing zeal,
And laughing gloss'd, that Abra served so well.
To me her actions did unheeded die,
Or were remark'd but with a common eye,
Till more apprized of what the rumour said,
More I observed peculiar in the maid.
"Solomon on the Vanity of the World, A Poem. In Three Books. - Pleasure. Book II." by Matthew Prior