transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Middle English notifien, from Anglo-French notifier to make known, from Late Latin notificare, from Latin notus known Date: 14th century 1. obsolete to point out 2. to give notice of or report the occurrence of <
he notified his intention to sue
3. to give formal notice to <
notify a family of the death of a relation
Synonyms: see informnotifier noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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