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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 correspondents hastened to apprize her of the news.
The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections A. Edward Newton

Whenever I am in capacity to apprize you fully of these things, you shall hear from me at large on the subject.
The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution Various

Becoming alarmed at the appearance of things, they went to apprize the captain and Mr. M’Kay, who hastened to the poop.
Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific Gabriel Franchere

My companion did not apprize me that the apartment was inhabited.
Arthur Mervyn Charles Brockden Brown

I came just now to apprize you of a resolution that I had formed.
Edgar Huntley Charles Brockden Brown

Baldulph, brother of Colgrin, wanted to gain access to him, and to apprize him of a reinforcement which was coming from Germany.
Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Volume I (of 3) Thomas Percy

He was cordially received, although bringing me no letter to apprize me of his official standing at Washington.
Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers Henry Rowe Schoolcraft

He avoided, however, seeing and speaking to Seneca; but sent in a centurion to apprize him of his final doom.
The Best of the World’s Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume II (of X) – Rome Various

That Emperor was crowned in March, and immediately despatched a legation to the Pope to apprize him of the fact.
The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66 John Lothrop Motley

(transitive) often foll by of. to make aware; inform

occasional legalese form of appraise, c.1400. Related: Apprized; apprizing.

“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.


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