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The President was apprised of new developments.
  inform (somebody) of something
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apprised apprise apprises apprising
Strongly Associated with:   appraise, appraise
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  • The President was apprised of new developments.
  • The Chamber of Commerce wants to apprise business owners of...
  • And I need Ellen to keep me apprised of the investigation.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • She was apprised by Stewart that when thousands, or even millions, are watching, you perform your best self.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • I imagine you wish to call Miss Perumal and apprise her of your situation.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • "It’s hard work," he said dubiously, apprised of the situation and the suggestion that I substitute for him.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Atif, Alan hoped, had not been apprised of the possibility that Alan was CIA.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Possibly a good idea to go down and look at the State Department’s website and apprise myself of my rights as an American citizen—certainly there were many worse places in the world to be in jail than the Netherlands and maybe if I was up front about everything I knew (Horst and Sascha, Martin and Frits, Frankfurt and Amsterdam) they could run the painting down.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • But the cries and noise, and a ball which whizzed through Phileas Fogg’s hat, apprised them that the trick had been discovered.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Mr. Huxter heard voices from within the room and from the bar apprising the man of his error.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man

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  • A single look at Milady apprised him of all that was passing in her mind.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • It was the only good thing I had done, and the only completed thing I had done, since I was first apprised of my great expectations.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • By this poor monk— A simple fool who knows not what he bears— I send this missive to apprise your ear.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • ; the promise pledged by Mr. Brocklehurst to apprise Miss Temple and the teachers of my vicious nature.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • He had been apprised that the final hour was Three, and he knew he would be summoned some time earlier, inasmuch as the tumbrils jolted heavily and slowly through the streets.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • It seemed that the Jeroboam had not long left home, when upon speaking a whale-ship, her people were reliably apprised of the existence of Moby Dick, and the havoc he had made.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • But as that lady had not been apprised of his intention of picking her up, she was not at home.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • David shut his sensitive ears, and even Heyward apprised as he was of the nature of the cry, looked upward in quest of the bird, as the cawing of a crow rang in the air about them.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Of all this the people are well apprised, and understand how far to carry their obstinacy, where their liberty or property is concerned.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • When my friend Peter was apprised of this, he was both disappointed and vexed.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • The Gelerts and Hundons, evidently apprised of Bullock’s departure before his resignation became public, left town abruptly, disappearing into that oblivion from which they had come.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He was not conscious of an effort, but a sharp pain in his wrist apprised him that he was trying to free his hands.
    Ambrose Bierce  --  An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
  • But having taken three days to meditate upon it, he apprised me that his original determination remained the same in short, that he still preferred to abide with me.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • She paused a moment and then added, "In fact, it might be wise if I now apprised you fully of the severity of our crisis tonight."
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Like other students, Cedric kept himself apprised of the morning’s commotion, but he had other business to occupy him.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The affair thus determined, and Thorpe’s approbation secured, Catherine only remained to be apprised of it.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • They tried in time and were apprised of the proper date to apply again.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Mr. Garrison and other friends had provided us with a large number of letters of introduction, and they had also sent letters to other persons in different parts of the United Kingdom, apprising these people of our coming.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • He led the way to the adjoining cell, which, as the reader is apprised, was occupied by Gurth the swineherd.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Mr. Gradgrind, apprised of his wife’s decease, made an expedition from London, and buried her in a business-like manner.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Miss Osborne was apprised; the doctors were sent for; Georgy stopped away from school; the bleeders and cuppers came.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Edward would not let him (Bishop Ridley) depart till the letter was written (to the Lord Mayor), and then charged him to deliver it himself, and signify his special request and commandment that no time might be lost in proposing what was convenient, and apprising him of the proceedings.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • They must be apprised of your whereabouts.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • The next day Aylmer apprised his wife of a plan that he had formed whereby he might have opportunity for the intense thought and constant watchfulness which the proposed operation would require; while Georgiana, likewise, would enjoy the perfect repose essential to its success.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • The Nieman Fellows are apprised of their selection by an early morning telephone call, a few weeks later.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • But when Gilgamesh persisted, Siduri-Sabitu gave him permission to pass and apprised him of the dangers of the way.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • I’ve thought a lot about this and it’s best, I think, if I kept you apprised of what’s happening.
    Sarah Dessen  --  That Summer
  • But Judy, though she must have been apprised of Miss Bart’s return, had not even recognized it by the formal note of condolence which her friend’s bereavement demanded.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • One of the peachy-cheeked charmers with the skeleton throats is already apprised of all the principal circumstances that will come out before the Lords on Sir Leicester’s application for a bill of divorce.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Time passed; the minutes and the half hours punctuated with repeated phone calls apprising Havilland of the conditions at Kai Tak Airport.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • And, in this place, it may be as well to apprise the reader, that Miss Fanny Squeers was in her three-and-twentieth year.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Some men must marry to elevate themselves a little, but when I am in need of that, I hope some one will tell me so—I hope some individual will apprise me of the fact.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • At the instance of Captain Vere, a lieutenant had apprised him of pretty much everything as to Billy; and since he felt that innocence was even a better thing than religion wherewith to go to judgment, he reluctantly withdrew; but in his emotion not without first performing an act strange enough in an Englishman, and under the circumstances yet more so in any regular priest.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • Helen explained that one of the few things the iranian government allowed the U.S. Interest Section to do for me was to force my husband to keep my family apprised of where Mahtob and I were living, and to monitor our well-being.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • It was her wish to reach the camp, and, sustained by her motives, she felt no more concern for the consequences than did her companion herself, now the latter was apprised of the character of the protection that the pale-face maiden carried with her.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • It was on the impulse of the moment that he had resolved to trot over to Emminster, and hence had not written to apprise his mother and father, aiming, however, to arrive about the breakfast hour, before they should have gone out to their parish duties.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • …a great happiness when—going into the drawing-room in the morning to kiss Mamma, who was already dressed to go out, the coils of her black hair elaborately built up, and her beautiful hands, plump and white, fragrant still with soap—I had been apprised, by seeing a column of dust standing by itself in the air above the piano, and by hearing a barrel-organ playing, beneath the window, En revenant de la revue, that the winter had received, until nightfall, an unexpected, radiant visit…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • …state, in his own country, held him for four days somewhere in the Ukrainian mountains, informed him he was to be executedas, a decade before, they had executed his Hungarian counterpart Imre Nagythen packed him off to Moscow, ordered him to have a bath and shave, to change his clothes and put on a tie, apprised him of the decision to commute his execution, instructed him to consider himself head of state once more, sat him at a table opposite Brezhnev, and forced him to act.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • Adams was kept apprised by daily reports.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Our situation is truly alarming, and of this General Howe is well apprised….
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
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