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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To give notice to; inform: apprised us of our rights.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To notify, or to make aware; to inform.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To give notice, verbal or written; to inform; -- followed by of
  • n. Notice; information.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Learning; instruction; information; lore.
  • To give notice, verbal or written, to; inform; advise: followed by of before that of which notice is given: as, we will apprise the general of an intended attack; he apprised his father of what he had done.
  • Synonyms Notify, acquaint, warn, tell, mention to.
  • See apprize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. inform (somebody) of something
  • v. make aware of
  • v. increase the value of
  • v. gain in value

Etymologies

French apprendre, appris-, from Old French aprendre, to learn, from Latin apprehendere, apprēndere; see apprentice.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French appris, apprise, past participle of apprendre, from Latin apprehendere, present active infinitive of apprehendō. Cognate to apprehend. (Wiktionary)

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