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apprise (v.)

"to notify, give notice," 1690s, from French appris, past participle of apprendre "to inform, teach" (Old French aprendre, 12c.), literally "to lay hold of (in the mind)," from Latin apprehendere "take hold of, grasp" mentally or physically, from ad "to" (see ad-) + prehendere "to seize" (from prae- "before," see pre-, + -hendere, from PIE root *ghend- "to seize, take"). Related: Apprised; apprising.

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Definitions of apprise

apprise (v.)
inform (somebody) of something;
Synonyms: advise / notify / give notice / send word / apprize
apprise (v.)
make aware of;
Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?
Synonyms: instruct / apprize
apprise (v.)
gain in value;
Synonyms: appreciate / apprize / revalue
apprise (v.)
increase the value of;
Synonyms: appreciate / apprize
From wordnet.princeton.edu