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.
- no·ti·fi·a·ble, adjective
- no·ti·fi·er, noun
- pre·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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How to use notify in a sentence
In April, the IRS issued a press release notifying Social Security recipients that they had all of two days to file to receive money for their dependents, which almost no one likely acted upon.Millions Still Haven’t Gotten Stimulus Checks, Including Many Who Need Them Most | by Lydia DePillis | October 30, 2020 | ProPublica
The Chargers said Thursday that they were notified late Wednesday night of the positive test result by one of their players.Giants and Chargers players test positive for coronavirus | Mark Maske | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
It notifies hotel marketers of new reviews and allows them to respond directly from the dashboard.
The family said it had not been notified that Conley was out on bond.How Cops Who Use Force and Even Kill Can Hide Their Names From the Public | by Kenny Jacoby, USA Today and Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica | October 29, 2020 | ProPublica
To do that, they must notify party representatives and elections officers so they can be present to observe.Virginia voting guide: What to know about early voting, mail-in ballots | Antonio Olivo, Patricia Sullivan | October 28, 2020 | Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for notify
to inform; tell
mainly British to draw attention to; make known; announce
- notifier, noun
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