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[noh-tuh-fahy]
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verb (used with object), no·ti·fied, no·ti·fy·ing.
  1. to inform (someone) or give notice to: to notify the police of a crime.
  2. 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
Related formsno·ti·fi·a·ble, adjectiveno·ti·fi·er, nounpre·no·ti·fy, verb (used with object), pre·no·ti·fied, pre·no·ti·fy·ing.re·no·ti·fy, verb (used with object), re·no·ti·fied, re·no·ti·fy·ing.un·no·ti·fied, adjective

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Related Words for notified

disclose, reveal, give, suggest, apprise, alert, warn, brief, declare, caution, telephone, announce, advise, tell, vent, radio, convey, proclaim, post, enlighten

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Historical Examples of notified

  • They had waited until day, and the Abbe, having been notified, was about to come.

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

  • It was notified to her that she was forbidden to reappear at Court.

    The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete

    Madame La Marquise De Montespan

  • He should come home at once, he said, and he notified the captain that such was his intention.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • She decided to become housekeeper at the Trumet parsonage and so notified him.

    Keziah Coffin

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • But that the captains should be notified of any emergency was essential.


British Dictionary definitions for notified

notify

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
  1. to inform; tell
  2. mainly British to draw attention to; make known; announce
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Derived Formsnotifier, 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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Word Origin and History for notified

notify

v.

late 14c., from Old French notefiier "make known, inform, apprise" (13c.), from Latin notificare "to make known, notify," from Latin notus "known" (see notice (n.)) + root of facere "make, do" (see factitious). Related: Notified; notifying.

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