notify

notify [nōt′ə fī΄]
vt.
notified, notifying [ME notifien < MFr notifier < L notificare < notus (see NOTE) + facere, to make, DO1]
1. to give notice to; inform; announce to
2. Chiefly Brit. to give notice of; announce; make known
notifier
n.
SYN.- NOTIFY implies a sending of a formal notice imparting required or pertinent information [notify me when you are ready ]; INFORM1 implies a making aware of something by giving knowledge of it [he informed me of your decision to join us ]; ACQUAINT suggests a making familiar with something hitherto unknown to one [she acquainted me with her problems ]; APPRISE implies a notifying someone of something that has particular interest for him [I have apprised him of your arrival ]

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  • notify — no‧ti‧fy [ˈnəʊtfaɪ ǁ ˈnoʊ ] verb notified PTandPP [transitive] to tell someone something officially or formally, usually by writing to them: • The company notified about 110 employees they would lose their jobs because of the planned closure.… …   Financial and business terms

  • notify — I verb acquaint, advertise, advise, alert, announce, annunciate, apprise, break the news, brief, bring word, call attention to, caution, communicate, confide, contact, convey, counsel, declare, disclose, disseminate, divulge, enlighten, enunciate …   Law dictionary

  • Notify — No ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Notified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Notifying}.] [F. notifier, L. notificare; notus known (p. p. of noscere to known) + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Know}, and { fy}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make known; to declare; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • notify — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. notefiier make known, inform, apprise (13c.), from L. notificare to make known, notify, from L. notus known (see NOTICE (Cf. notice) (n.)) + root of facere make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: Notified …   Etymology dictionary

  • notify — apprise, advise, acquaint, *inform Analogous words: announce, *declare, proclaim, publish, promulgate, broadcast: *reveal, disclose, discover, divulge, tell …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • notify — [v] inform acquaint, advise, air, alert, announce, apprise, assert, blazon, brief, broadcast, cable, caution, circulate, clue in, convey, cue, debrief, declare, disclose, disseminate, divulge, enlighten, express, fill in, give, herald, hint, let… …   New thesaurus

  • notify — ► VERB (notifies, notified) ▪ inform, typically in a formal or official manner. DERIVATIVES notification noun. ORIGIN Latin notificare make known …   English terms dictionary

  • notify — v. 1) (BE) (B) to notify a crime to the police 2) (D; tr.) to notify about, of (we notified the police of the incident) 3) (BE) (H) we ll notify her to draw up a contract 4) (L; must have an object) she notified us that she would accept the… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • notify */ — UK [ˈnəʊtɪfaɪ] / US [ˈnoʊtɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms notify : present tense I/you/we/they notify he/she/it notifies present participle notifying past tense notified past participle notified to inform someone officially about something… …   English dictionary

  • notify — verb ADVERB ▪ forthwith (BrE), immediately, promptly ▪ in advance ▪ by email, via email ▪ by mail (esp. AmE) …   Collocations dictionary


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