notify

[noh-tuh-fahy]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. notice board,
  2. noticeable,
  3. notifiable,
  4. notifiable disease,
  5. notification,
  6. notion,
  7. notional,
  8. notionally,
  9. notionate,
  10. notions

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 notifying

notify

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

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

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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