Definition of apprize in US English:


(British apprise)


[with object]archaic
  • 1Put a price upon; appraise.

    ‘the sheriff was to apprize the value of the lands’
    • ‘In spite of this, they seem to have completely forgotten this principle when they fail to apprize the value of the Wordless Scriptures.’
    • ‘To apprise the value of the contrast agent, it must be compared against a standard.’
    • ‘We ask the first question in order to apprise the value of further study of Neptune effect.’
    1. 1.1 Value highly; esteem.
      ‘how highly your Highness apprizeth peace’


Late Middle English: from Old French aprisier, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + prisier ‘to price, prize’, from pris (see price). The change in the ending in the 17th century was due to association with prize.