notify

[ noh-tuh-fahy ]
/ ˈnoʊ təˌfaɪ /

verb (used with object), no·ti·fied, no·ti·fy·ing.

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.

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Origin of notify

1325–75; Middle English notifien < Middle French notifier < Latin nōtificāre, equivalent to (g)nōt(us) (past participle of (g)nōscere to come to know; see know1) + -ificāre -ify

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British Dictionary definitions for notifiable (1 of 2)

notifiable
/ (ˈnəʊtɪˌfaɪəbəl) /

adjective

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

British Dictionary definitions for notifiable (2 of 2)

notify
/ (ˈnəʊtɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

to inform; tell
mainly British to draw attention to; make known; announce

Derived forms of notify

notifier, noun

Word Origin for notify

C14: from Old French notifier, from Latin notificāre to make known, from nōtus known + facere to make
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