- 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.
Origin of notify
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- to inform; tell
- mainly British to draw attention to; make known; announce
C14: from Old French notifier, from Latin notificāre to make known, from nōtus known + facere to make
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