- 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 notifying
All that's willing may announce it by signing below and notifying others.Christmas
Let us deal first with the direction as to notifying the alterations.Addresses on the Revised Version of Holy Scripture
C. J. Ellicott
"The notifying committee will be here in a few minutes," he said.The Candidate
Joseph Alexander Altsheler
Little time was lost in notifying Mr. Wakefield of the boys decision.The Motor Boys
My next, the necessity of notifying Mr. Gryce of this man's departure.The Leavenworth Case
Anna Katherine Green
- 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
Word Origin and History for notifying
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