One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
‘Appraise’ or ‘apprise’?
There is a need to appraise current practices.
Appraise is also commonly used in relation to ‘value’, as in:
He had the stamp collection appraised by an expert.
On the other hand apprise means ‘inform (someone)’ and is often used in the sense of apprising someone of something, as in:
The police were apprised of the situation.
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