apprise someone of

apprise someone of
inform; tell.

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  • apprise — [ə prʌɪz] verb (usu. apprise someone of) inform; tell. Origin C17: from Fr. appris, apprise, past participle of apprendre learn, teach , from L. apprehendere (see apprehend). Usage On the confusion of apprise with appraise, see appraise …   English new terms dictionary

  • apprise — ap|prise [ ə praız ] verb transitive FORMAL apprise someone of something to tell someone about something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • apprise — appraise, apprise Like many near sounding words with some relation of meaning, these are often confused. Appraise means ‘to assess the value of (something or someone)’ (e.g. • When a man is stripped of all worldly insignia, one can appraise him… …   Modern English usage

  • apprise — UK [əˈpraɪz] / US verb [transitive] Word forms apprise : present tense I/you/we/they apprise he/she/it apprises present participle apprising past tense apprised past participle apprised formal to tell someone about something …   English dictionary

  • apprise — ap|prise [əˈpraız] v [T] [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: , past participle of apprendre, from Old French aprendre; APPRENTICE] formal to tell or give someone information about something apprise sb of sth ▪ The district chairman was fully… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • apprise — [[t]əpra͟ɪz[/t]] apprises, apprising, apprised VERB When you are apprised of something, someone tells you about it. [FORMAL] [be V ed of n] Have these customers been fully apprised of the advantages?... [V n of n] I thought I needed to apprise… …   English dictionary

  • apprise — verb (transitive + of) formal to inform or tell someone about something: I write to apprise you of the latest situation …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fill someone in — INFORM OF, advise of, tell about, acquaint with, apprise of, brief on, update with; informal put in the picture about, bring up to speed on. → fill * * * fill someone in (informal) 1. To give someone detailed information about a situation 2. To… …   Useful english dictionary

  • put someone wise — (informal) TELL, inform, notify, apprise, make aware, put in the picture, fill in; warn, alert; informal clue in/up, tip off. → wise * * * put someone wise (esp US informal) To put someone in possession of essential information, make someone… …   Useful english dictionary

  • appraise — ► VERB 1) assess the quality or nature of. 2) give (an employee) an appraisal. 3) (of an official valuer) set a price on. DERIVATIVES appraisee noun appraiser noun. USAGE Appraise is frequently confused …   English terms dictionary

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