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
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)