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- apprize (archaic)
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.
- The ears apprise the brain of sound.
- 1962 October, G. Freeman Allen, “The New Look in Scotland's Northern Division—II”, in Modern Railways, page 170:
- The object is to keep the yard operators apprised of main-line movements, so that they do not plan to occupy the main lines with activity into or out of the yard at an inopportune juncture.
- 2019 November 6, Paul Stephen, “Cowden: a crash radio could have prevented”, in RAIL, number 891, 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.