V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to make aware of; 2. to give information

Synonyms: advise, notify, inform, tell

Antonyms: conceal

Tips: Apprise is derived from the French appris, "taught or made to learn." Apprise is a more formal way of saying "inform." Be careful not to confuse apprise with appraise. To apprise is to inform. To appraise is to estimate the value or worth of something.

Usage Examples:

When apprised of the accident, Sheila immediately left work and rushed to the hospital. (informed, notified)

At the end of the trial period, Nick was apprised that his services would no longer be required. (notified, told)

The boss asked to be apprised of any news pertinent to investors. (informed, advised)

The police will apprise you of the situation once they arrive. (advise, inform)

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