[ 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
OTHER WORDS FROM notify
no·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.
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British Dictionary definitions for notify
/ (ˈnəʊtɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
to inform; tell
mainly British to draw attention to; make known; announce
Derived forms of notifynotifier, 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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