Appraise versus apprise

By Mary Morel

appraise

To evaluate or estimate.

He appraised the situation.

apprise

To inform or tell.

I apprised him of the situation.

appraise and apprise

If you ask someone to appraise your roof, you might have to apprise your family that you need a new roof.

If in doubt about these words, re-word your sentence.

If you ask someone to assess your roof, you might have to inform your family that you need a new roof.

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