1 [uh-prahyz]
verb (used with object), apprized, apprizing. Obsolete.

1400–50; late Middle English aprisen < Middle French apris(i)er, equivalent to a- a-5 + prisier to prize2

apprizer, noun Unabridged


2 [uh-prahyz]
verb (used with object), apprized, apprizing. 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

occasional legalese form of appraise, c.1400.
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Example sentences
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.
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