Definition of notify verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

notify

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈnəʊtɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊtɪfaɪ//
 
(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they notify
BrE BrE//ˈnəʊtɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊtɪfaɪ//
 
he / she / it notifies
BrE BrE//ˈnəʊtɪfaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊtɪfaɪz//
 
past simple notified
BrE BrE//ˈnəʊtɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊtɪfaɪd//
 
past participle notified
BrE BrE//ˈnəʊtɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊtɪfaɪd//
 
-ing form notifying
BrE BrE//ˈnəʊtɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnoʊtɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
 
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to formally or officially tell somebody about something synonym inform notify somebody Competition winners will be notified by post. You must notify us in writing if you wish to cancel your subscription. notify somebody of something The police must be notified of the date of the demonstration. notify something to somebody The date of the demonstration must be notified to the police. notify somebody that… Members have been notified that there will be a small increase in the fee. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French notifier, from Latin notificare ‘make known’, from notus ‘known’ (past participle of noscere) + facere ‘make’.Extra examples Changes must be notified to the chairman. If you see anything suspicious you should notify the police immediately. The family had been notified of the department’s decision.
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