Share this entry

Share this page

apprise

Line breaks: ap|prise
Pronunciation: /əˈprʌɪz
 
/

Definition of apprise in English:

verb

[with object]
Inform or tell (someone): I thought it right to apprise Chris of what had happened
More example sentences
  • Likewise, readers are also apprised of how ambiguous a clue to morality deception may be.
  • It would also be nice if these hidden costs were less hidden - if the artist were apprised of what was going on in his or her name and had to sign off before incurring substantial debt.
  • There is another reason for continuing to drive cars for personal travel even if we are fully apprised of all the immediate and more remote costs.
Synonyms
inform, notify, tell, let know, advise, brief, intimate, make aware of, send word to, update, keep posted, keep up to date, keep up to speed, enlighten
informal clue in, fill in, put wise, tip off, put in the picture

Origin

late 17th century: from French appris, apprise, past participle of apprendre 'learn, teach', from Latin apprehendere (see apprehend).

Usage

The verb apprise is frequently confused with appraise. See appraise (usage).

Definition of apprise in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…