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verb no·ti·fy \ˈnō-tə-ˌfī\

: to tell (someone) officially about something


Full Definition of NOTIFY

transitive verb
obsolete :  to point out
:  to give notice of or report the occurrence of <he notified his intention to sue>
:  to give formal notice to <notify a family of the death of a relation>
no·ti·fi·er \-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun

Examples of NOTIFY

  1. Customers were notified of the changes in the company.
  2. I was notified that I did not get the job.

Origin 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>.

Rhymes with NOTIFY

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NOTIFYING Defined for Kids


verb no·ti·fy \ˈnō-tə-ˌfī\

Definition of NOTIFY for Kids

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


transitive verb no·ti·fy \ˈnōt-ə-ˌfī\

Medical Definition of NOTIFY

British :  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>
:  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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