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Definition of apprise verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

apprise

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//əˈpraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpraɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they apprise
BrE BrE//əˈpraɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpraɪz//
 
he / she / it apprises
BrE BrE//əˈpraɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpraɪzɪz//
 
past simple apprised
BrE BrE//əˈpraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpraɪzd//
 
past participle apprised
BrE BrE//əˈpraɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpraɪzd//
 
-ing form apprising
BrE BrE//əˈpraɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈpraɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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apprise somebody of something (formal) to tell or inform somebody of something He saw no reason to apprise the committee of what had happened. We were fully apprised of the situation. Word Origin late 17th cent.: from French appris, apprise, past participle of apprendre ‘learn, teach’, from Latin apprehendere ‘seize, grasp’, from ad- ‘towards’ + prehendere ‘lay hold of’.
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