The English language has several similarly spelled words which are distant in meaning. Don’t we all get our words confused sometimes? Today’s words are doppelgangers. For the sake of not confusing those two words together, here are their meanings and proper usage.
Appraise Vs. Apprise
Appraise [uh-preyz] (verb):
estimate or determine the worth, importance, or quality of something.
After she appraised the situation, she decided that the best thing to do was to walk away and never look back.
Apprise [uh-prahyz] (verb):
to give advice; to inform, advise.
I asked his sister to apprise me of what to get him on Valentine’s Day.
7 thoughts on “Vocabulary Lookalikes — Appraise Vs. Apprise”
This is really interesting and useful, too! There are so many words that are like this. I think my favorite word twins are innervate and enervate.
Could you let me publish this on my twitter?
Sure, link back to my blog, please 🙂
After appraising the house she felt it necessary to apprise the agent he was asking too much.
Cool example! Thanks for commenting 🙂
“Now that I have been apprised of your blog topic it’s time for me to appraise its content.” 🙂 Very Good. I enjoy the similar words comparisons. There are a lot of similar words I still mix up, even after speaking English all my life.
Thank you for your comment. Glad to know that I’m not the only one who gets confused sometimes 🙂