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verb no·ti·fy \ˈnō-tə-ˌfī\

Simple Definition of notify

  • : to tell (someone) officially about something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of notify

notified

notifying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  to point out

  3. 2 :  to give notice of or report the occurrence of <he notified his intention to sue>

  4. 3 :  to give formal notice to <notify a family of the death of a relation>

notifier

play \-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of notify in a sentence

  1. Customers were notified of the changes in the company.

  2. I was notified that I did not get the job.



Origin and Etymology of notify

Middle English notifien, from Anglo-French notifier to make known, from Late Latin notificare, from Latin notus known


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of notify

inform, acquaint, apprise, notify mean to make one aware of something. inform implies the imparting of knowledge especially of facts or occurrences <informed us of the crisis>. acquaint lays stress on introducing to or familiarizing with <acquaint yourself with the keyboard>. apprise implies communicating something of special interest or importance <keep us apprised of the situation>. notify implies sending notice of something requiring attention or demanding action <notified the witness when to appear>.

NOTIFY Defined for Kids

notify

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verb no·ti·fy \ˈnō-tə-ˌfī\

Definition of notify for Students

notified

notifying

  1. :  to give notice to :  inform <Please notify the school of your new address.>




Medical Dictionary

notify

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transitive verb no·ti·fy \ˈnōt-ə-ˌfī\

Medical Definition of notify

notified

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notifying

  1. 1British :  to report the occurrence of (a case of communicable disease) or the occurrence of communicable disease in (an individual) <all cases of disease should be notified by the treating consultant—Practitioner>

  2. 2:  to give formal notice to <the Broward County Public Health Unit…was notified of three children…hospitalized with encephalitis attributed to cat scratch disease—Journal of the American Medical Association>




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