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Appraise and Apprise

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The verb appraise means to evaluate or set a price on something. To apprise is to inform or notify someone.

Examples:

  • "When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser." (Marianne Moore)

  • Agricultural scientists should apprise farmers of the latest techniques for safe food storage.

Practice:
(a) The capacity to locate, access, and _____ information is an important skill.

(b) She forgot to ______ the defendant of his rights.

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