- to inform (someone) or give notice to: to notify the police of a crime.
- Chiefly British. to make known; give information of: The sale was notified in the newspapers.
Origin of notify
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1. apprise, advise, tell.
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Examples from the Web for notifiable
By order of the Local Government Board influenza has been made a notifiable disease.
Industrial diseases should be made "notifiable," so that they can be controlled by the factory or health department.Civics and Health
William H. Allen
A report reaches us that Jazz is about to be made a notifiable disease.
- denoting certain infectious diseases of humans, such as smallpox and tuberculosis, outbreaks of which must be reported to the public health authorities
- denoting certain infectious diseases of animals, such as BSE, foot-and-mouth disease, and rabies, outbreaks of which must be reported to the appropriate veterinary authority
- to inform; tell
- mainly British to draw attention to; make known; announce
C14: from Old French notifier, from Latin notificāre to make known, from nōtus known + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for notifiable
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