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

2 [uh-prahyz]
verb (used with object), apprised, apprising. Obsolete.
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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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Example sentences
At the luncheon he was formally apprised of his appointment.
They're the people who need to be apprised of the situation.
Bio feedback keeps you apprised of your heart rate and blood pressure.
He kept the industry apprised of regulatory developments and changes affecting
  it throughout the world.
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