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 notify

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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