Verb apprise Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


apprise (third-person singular simple present apprises, present participle apprising, simple past and past participle apprised)

  1. (transitive) To notify, or to make aware; to inform.

More definition: give notice to; inform; advise (often followed by of), to be apprised of the death of an old friend.


1. (transitive) often foll by of. to make aware; inform appraise Word OriginC17, from French appris, from apprendre to teach; learn; see apprehendCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
"to notify," 1690s, from French appris, past participle of apprendre "to inform, teach," literally "to lay hold of (in the mind)," another metaphoric meaning of Latin apprehendere (see apprehend). Related, Apprised; apprising.


He has been apprised of any institution-wide issues that the professional body report has identified.

Hubert de Burgh, Chief Justice of England, fled for sanctuary when first apprised of the King's displeasure.

Once she was apprised of his current status, she found it was very easy to get used to the problem.

She was apprised of the death of Sir John Millais last evening, and she telegraphed her condolence.

The new reporter was apprised of developments in this story.

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