to give notice to; inform; advise (often followed by of):
to be apprised of the death of an old friend.
After much consideration it was decided that a note should be written to Ayala apprising her of her aunt’s coming.
Ayala’s Angel Anthony Trollope
A dispatch was immediately sent to the Governor, at Albany, apprising him of these facts.
City Crimes Greenhorn
If I have a houseboat I cannot move it without first apprising the river commissioners and having their consent to do so.
Beggars W. H. (William Henry) Davies
I began writing a telegram to my wife, apprising her of our good luck.
Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
I left him, and apprising our friends of the affair, inquired where I could find Ernest.
The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844 Various
Northumberland lost no time in apprising the Duke of the success of his enterprise.
Henry of Monmouth, Volume 1 J. Endell Tyler
The next day, on apprising Lincoln of my determination, he questioned its propriety.
Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2 (of 2) William H. Herndon
I wish you had at least paid them the compliment of apprising them of our marriage.’
The Infernal Marriage Benjamin Disraeli
The first thing done was to send a telegram to Mr. Ford, apprising him that his son was found.
The Outdoor Girls in Florida Laura Lee Hope
The man looked slowly about him as if apprising potential returns.
Average Jones Samuel Hopkins Adams
(transitive) often foll by of. to make aware; inform
“to notify,” 1690s, from French appris, past participle of apprendre “to inform, teach,” literally “to lay hold of (in the mind),” another metaphoric meaning of Latin apprehendere (see apprehend). Related: Apprised; apprising.
. 1 . to give notice to; inform; advise (often followed by of): to be apprised of the death of an old friend. Historical Examples The Baron, who knows our manners, and lives near our country, will apprize you of the time and means to be their protector. Waverley Sir Walter Scott All of her […]
(of a purchase) : on appro. Historical Examples appro, contraction of approbation, a word much in use among jewellers. The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten “You see, I’m going on what the shops call ‘appro,’” she said. The Eldest Son Archibald Marshall noun an informal shortening of approval on appro
to come near or nearer to: The cars slowed down as they approached the intersection. to come near to in quality, character, time, or condition; to come within range for comparison: As a poet he hardly approaches Keats. to present, offer, or make a proposal or request to: to approach the president with a suggestion. […]
- Approach light
one of a series of lights installed along the projected centerline of an airport runway to assist a pilot in aligning the aircraft during the approach to landing at night. Historical Examples An inter-system Empire is hard to maintain, even with ships that approach light speed. The Variable Man Philip K. Dick They form an […]