- The definition of apprise is to inform or to notify.
If you notify a tenant that the rent is going up, that is an example of apprise.
transitive verbap·prised, ap·pris·ing, ap·pris·es
To give notice to; inform: apprised us of our rights.
Origin of appriseFrench apprendre, appris-, from Old French aprendre, to learn, from Latin apprehendere, apprēndere; see apprentice.
(third-person singular simple present apprises, present participle apprising, simple past and past participle apprised)