Definition of notify
1 obsolete : to point out
2 : to give notice of or report the occurrence of <He notified his intention to sue.> <She notified my arrival to the governor.>
3 : to give formal notice to <notify a family of the death of a relation> <She notified the police about the accident.>
notifierplay \ˈnō-tə-ˌfī(-ə)r\ noun
Examples of notify in a sentence
Customers were notified of the changes in the company.
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
NOTIFY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of notify for English Language Learners
: to tell (someone) officially about something
NOTIFY Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of notify
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: 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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