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apprise Syllabification: ap·prise
Pronunciation: /əˈprīz/

Definition of apprise in English:


[with object]
Inform or tell (someone): I thought it right to apprise Chris of what had happened
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  • 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.
inform, tell, notify, advise, brief, make aware, enlighten, update, keep posted
informal clue in, fill in, bring up to speed


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

Words that rhyme with apprise

advise, apprize, arise, assize, capsize, chastise, comprise, demise, despise, devise, downsize, excise, flies, guise, incise, low-rise, misprize, outsize, previse, prise, prize, remise, revise, rise, size, surmise, surprise, uprise, wise

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