To appraise To apprise
1.to give notice to; inform; advise (often followed by of), to be apprised of the death of an old friend.
1. (transitive) often foll by of. to make aware; inform appraise Word OriginC17, from French appris, from apprendre to teach; learn; see apprehendCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
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.
The Calends, (or Kalends) were invariably the first day of the month, and were so denominated because it had been an ancient custom of the pontiffs to call the people together on that day, to apprize them of the festivals, or days that were to be kept sacred during the month.
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