Definition of notify
- He notified his intention to sue.
- She notified my arrival to the governor.
- notify a family of the death of a relation
- She notified the police about the accident.
Customers were notified of the changes in the company.
I was notified that I did not get the job.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to tell (someone) officially about something
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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