Definition of apprise in English:



  • Inform or tell (someone)

    ‘I thought it right to apprise Chris of what had happened’
    • ‘We agreed that if that took until the next annual meeting - as long as we were all apprised in writing of any issues that come up - no one had a problem with the arrangement.’
    • ‘Likewise, readers are also apprised of how ambiguous a clue to morality deception may be.’
    • ‘When community members were apprised of this plan, they warned the editors that everyone would leave.’
    • ‘After he was apprised of Stacy's condition, he then wanted to know what had happened.’
    • ‘We have a strict house rule that she does not move from room to room without apprising me of what she's doing (because she always needs help) but it was her intent to put on her robe and go to the kitchen alone.’
    • ‘He must have some way of apprising his followers of his whereabouts.’
    • ‘I understand that you were apprised of the situation from its earliest stages, although not directly involved.’
    • ‘I suppose perhaps the more relevant question which it is silent on is whether the Minister was apprised of the marriage.’
    • ‘As a writer I'm deeply apprised of the need to keep the words uncluttered of any urge to rouse easy emotions.’
    • ‘There is another reason for continuing to drive cars for personal travel even if we are fully apprised of all the immediate and more remote costs.’
    • ‘When requested by a student, family members were apprised of the difficulties faced by the student.’
    • ‘But Anne was much more than this; she was fully apprised of the plans and frequently acted as confidential messenger.’
    • ‘‘I have apprised metro officials about this,’ he said.’
    • ‘What happens if he is apprised of this fact, perhaps by being presented with an argument from those propositions to the denial of?’
    • ‘I will tell him that this is a blow at the heart of democracy which the Commonwealth will not stand for, and apprise him of the numerous mechanisms through which it will make its displeasure felt.’
    • ‘Commentators and politicians who took democracy seriously would try and apprise us of these complexities, admit to their own anxieties and offer us legitimate alternatives so we could make up our own mind.’
    • ‘Time was set aside each afternoon for informal meetings to apprise other staff members of the team's activities and progress.’
    • ‘Full disclosure of such potential conflict must be made to apprise the client of relevant facts so that the client is able to give his informed consent to transactions executed for the client, or to reject such transactions if he so desires.’
    • ‘It would also be nice if these hidden costs were less hidden - if the artist were apprised of what was going on in his or her name and had to sign off before incurring substantial debt.’
    • ‘The local people apprised the Chief minister about their problems.’
    inform, notify, tell, let know, advise, brief, intimate, make aware of, send word to, update, keep posted, keep up to date, keep up to speed, enlighten
    clue in, fill in, put wise, tip off, put in the picture
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The verb apprise is frequently confused with appraise. See appraise


Late 17th century: from French appris, apprise, past participle of apprendre learn, teach, from Latin apprehendere (see apprehend).