From French appris, apprise, past participle of apprendre (“to teach”), from Latin apprehendere, present active infinitive of apprehendō (“grasp with the mind”), from ad- (“to”) + prehendō (“take, seize”). Cognate to apprehend.
- (transitive) To notify, or to make aware; to inform.
- 2019 November 6, Paul Stephen, “Cowden: a crash radio could have prevented”, in Rail, page 72:
- The signalman rapidly apprised the Railtrack Control Centre at Croydon of the unfolding disaster, and asked them to pre-emptively call the emergency services.