Definition of apprize in English:


(British apprise)

Pronunciation /əˈprīz/ /əˈpraɪz/

transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1archaic Put a price upon; appraise.

    ‘the sheriff was to apprize the value of the lands’
    • ‘In spite of this, they seem to have completely forgotten this principle when they fail to apprize the value of the Wordless Scriptures.’
    • ‘We ask the first question in order to apprise the value of further study of Neptune effect.’
    • ‘To apprise the value of the contrast agent, it must be compared against a standard.’
    1. 1.1Value highly; esteem.
      • ‘how highly your Highness apprizeth peace’


Late Middle English from Old French aprisier, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to, at’) + prisier ‘to price, prize’, from pris (see price). The change in the ending in the 17th century was due to association with prize.