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notify Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; send word; apprise; give notice; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

No"ti*fy transitive verb
F. notifier, L. notificare; notus known (p. p. of noscere to known) + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Know, and -fy.
imperfect & past participle Notified ; present participle & verbal noun Notifying
  1. To make known; to declare; to publish; as, to notify a fact to a person.
    No law can bind till it be notified or promulged. Sowth.
  2. To give notice to; to inform by notice; to apprise; as, the constable has notified the citizens to meet at the city hall; the bell notifies us of the time of meeting.
    The President of the United States has notified the House of Representatives that he has approved and signed the act. Journal of the Senate, U. S.
    ✍ This application of notify has been condemned; but it is in constant good use in the United States, and in perfect accordance with the use of certify.

Webster 1913