An example of notify is to send someone a letter that her payment is late.
- to give notice to; inform; announce to
- Chiefly Brit. to give notice of; announce; make known
Origin of notifyMiddle English notifien ; from Middle French notifier ; from Classical Latin notificare ; from notus (see note) + facere, to make, do
transitive verbno·ti·fied, no·ti·fy·ing, no·ti·fies
- To give notice to; inform: notified the citizens of the curfew by posting signs.
- Chiefly British To give notice of; make known.
Origin of notifyMiddle English notifien, from Old French notifier, from Latin n&omacron;tificare : n&omacron;tus, known, past participle of n&omacron;scere, to get to know; see gn&omacron;- in Indo-European roots + -ficare, -fy.
(third-person singular simple present notifies, present participle notifying, simple past and past participle notified)
- To give (someone) notice of (something).
From Old French notifier.