notify


notify
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.

notify somebody of something

• Customers affected by this change are being notified of their options by letter.

— notification noun [countable, uncountable] :

• You can ask for notification in writing if you wish.

• The goods may be assembled in the UK, provided the above notification is sent to Customs.

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notify UK US /ˈnəʊtɪfaɪ/ verb [T]
to tell someone officially about something: notify sb of sth »

You will be notified immediately of any changes to the arrangements.

notify sb that »

We have just been notified that our application has been successful.

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Businesses must notify consumers if their personal information has been subject to a security breach.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • 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 — [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 …   English World dictionary

  • 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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