"Appraise" Or "Apprise"?

The verbs appraise and apprise can be easily confused. Appraise means ‘assess (someone or something)’, as in:

There is a need to appraise current practices.

Appraise is also commonly used in relation to ‘value’, as in:

He had the stamp collection appraised by an expert.

On the other hand apprise means ‘inform (someone)’ and is often used in the sense of apprising someone of something, as in:

The police were apprised of the situation.


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