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[uh-prahyz] /əˈpraɪz/
verb (used with object), apprized, apprizing. Obsolete
Origin of apprize1
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English aprisen < Middle French apris(i)er, equivalent to a- a-5 + prisier to prize2
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apprizer, noun


[uh-prahyz] /əˈpraɪz/
verb (used with object), apprized, apprizing.
apprise1 . Unabridged
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Examples from the web for apprize
  • It might have been intended to apprize them of their danger, and to reclaim them from their crimes.
  • The purpose of pleading is to apprize opposing parties of the basis of the claim and the relief sought.
  • At first blush, it seems that service of process upon a defendant's attorney should be sufficient to apprize him of the lawsuit.
  • It will be something without doubt, and if so will apprize you, as any necessities can be sent after us.
British Dictionary definitions for apprize


(transitive) often foll by of. to make aware; inform
Word Origin
C17: from French appris, from apprendre to teach; learn; see apprehend
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Word Origin and History for apprize

occasional legalese form of appraise, c.1400. Related: Apprized; apprizing.

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