Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Learn english

appraise, apprise
The verb appraise is frequently confused with apprise.
Appraise means ‘to assess’, as in a need to appraise existing techniques, or ‘to value’, as in have the gold watch appraised by an expert. Apprise means ‘to inform’ and is often used in the construction apprise someone of something, as in psychiatrists were apprised of his condition. People often incorrectly use appraise rather than apprise, as in once appraised of the real facts, there was only one person who showed any opposition.