1 [uh-prahyz]
verb (used with object), apprised, apprising.
to give notice to; inform; advise (often followed by of ): to be apprised of the death of an old friend.
Also, apprize.

1685–95; < French appris taught, informed, past participle of apprendre; see apprehend Unabridged


2 [uh-prahyz]
verb (used with object), apprised, apprising. Obsolete. Unabridged
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apprise or apprize (əˈpraɪz)
vb (often foll by of)
to make aware; inform
apprize or apprize

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Word Origin & History

"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).
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Example sentences
We hope at that time to fully apprise the county authorities of the plans of
  the industry.
Before you fall behind on bills, apprise your creditors of the situation; they
  may have programs to help.
We then apprise them of their obligations legally, morally and ethically.
Please apprise me of whatever disciplinary action you plan to take.
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