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notify

[noh-tuh-fahy] /ˈnoʊ təˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), notified, notifying.
1.
to inform (someone) or give notice to:
to notify the police of a crime.
2.
Chiefly British. to make known; give information of:
The sale was notified in the newspapers.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English notifien < Middle French notifier < Latin nōtificāre, equivalent to (g)nōt(us) (past participle of (g)nōscere to come to know; see know1) + -ificāre -ify
Related forms
notifiable, adjective
notifier, noun
prenotify, verb (used with object), prenotified, prenotifying.
renotify, verb (used with object), renotified, renotifying.
unnotified, adjective
Synonyms
1. apprise, advise, tell.
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British Dictionary definitions for prenotified

notify

/ˈnəʊtɪˌfaɪ/
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to inform; tell
2.
(mainly Brit) to draw attention to; make known; announce
Derived Forms
notifier, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French notifier, from Latin notificāre to make known, from nōtus known + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for prenotified

notify

v.

late 14c., from Old French notefiier "make known, inform, apprise" (13c.), from Latin notificare "to make known, notify," from Latin notus "known" (see notice (n.)) + root of facere "make, do" (see factitious). Related: Notified; notifying.

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