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notify Line breaks: no¦tify
Pronunciation: /ˈnəʊtɪfʌɪ/

Definition of notify in English:

verb (notifies, notifying, notified)

[with object]
1Inform (someone) of something, typically in a formal or official manner: you will be notified of our decision as soon as possible [with object and clause]: they were notified that John had been taken prisoner
More example sentences
  • We were not notified of this meeting and we were promised a meeting with council officers, which has not happened.
  • He was notified of Fraser's verdict, along with all others who are to be criticised, by letter last week.
  • Between May and mid-June this year, we were notified of 637 listed building cases.
inform, tell, advise, apprise, let someone know, put in the picture;
alert, warn, caution;
acquaint with, send word of
1.1Give notice of or report (something) formally or officially: births and deaths are required by law to be notified to the Registrar
More example sentences
  • A team was sent to scour the city and the forest services were notified to search the woods.
  • This determination was notified to the Applicant on 30 October, and the error was then noticed.
  • Barely one third of school absences were notified to social services departments.


Late Middle English: from Old French notifier, from Latin notificare 'make known', from notus 'known' (see notion) + facere 'make'.

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