Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To give notice to; inform.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun Learning; instruction; information; lore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To give notice, verbal or written; to inform; -- followed by of
  • noun obsolete Notice; information.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To notify, or to make aware; to inform.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[French apprendre, appris-, from Old French aprendre, to learn, from Latin apprehendere, apprēndere; see apprentice.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French appris, apprise, past participle of apprendre, from Latin apprehendere, present active infinitive of apprehendō. Cognate to apprehend.

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