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verb [transitive]     brief pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebriefing
past tensebriefed
past participlebriefed
  1. 1
    to give someone information about a situation, especially officially

    He asked how many people were briefed about the decision?

    brief someone on something:

    Members of the committee were briefed on the plan last week.

  2. 2
    legal to give a lawyer the facts of a case in order for them to take a case to court
    brief counsel :

    I briefed counsel under the favorable arrangements offered to members of the institute.


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