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Etymology edit

From Middle English notifien, a borrowing from Old French notifier, notefiier.[1]

Pronunciation edit

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈnoʊtɪfaɪ/
    • (file)

Verb edit

notify (third-person singular simple present notifies, present participle notifying, simple past and past participle notified)

  1. (transitive) To give (someone) notice (of some event). [from mid-15th c.]
    The dispatcher immediately notified the volunteer fire department of the emergency call.
    Once a decision has been reached and notified to the parties it becomes binding.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To make (something) known. [late 14c.] [2] [3]
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To make note of (something).[2]

Usage notes edit

As illustrated by the two examples of use, the direct object of the verb can either be the party to which notice is given, or the event of which notice is given.

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References edit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “notify”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  2. 2.0 2.1 notify”, in The Century Dictionary [], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
  3. ^ notify”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.

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