apprise of

apprise

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.


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

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apprise or apprize (əˈpraɪz)
 
vb (often foll by of)
to make aware; inform
 
 
apprize or apprize
 
vb
 

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apprise
"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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