What does notify mean?

Definitions for notify
ˈnoʊ təˌfaɪno·ti·fy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. advise, notify, give notice, send word, apprise, apprizeverb

    inform (somebody) of something

    "I advised him that the rent was due"


  1. notifyverb

    To give (someone) notice of (something).

  2. Etymology: From notifier.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Notifyverb

    To declare; to make known; to publish.

    Etymology: notifier, Fr. notifico, Latin.

    There are other kind of laws, which notify the will of God. Richard Hooker, b. ii. s. 2.

    The same is notified in the notablest places of the whole diocess. John Whitgift.

    Good and evil operate upon the mind of man, by those respective appellations by which they are notified and conveyed to the mind. Robert South, Serm.

    This solar month is by civil sanction notified in authentic calendars the chief measure of the year: a kind of standard by which we measure time. William Holder.


  1. notify

    A vertical service code (VSC) is a sequence of digits and the signals star (*) and number sign (#) dialed on a telephone keypad or rotary dial to enable or disable certain telephone service features. Some vertical service codes require dialing of a telephone number after the code sequence. On a touch tone telephone, the codes are usually initiated with the star key, resulting in the commonly used name star codes. On rotary dial telephones, the star is replaced by dialing 11. In North American telephony, VSCs were developed by AT&T Corp. as Custom Local Area Signaling Services (CLASS or LASS) codes in the 1960s and 70s. Their use became ubiquitous throughout the 1990s and eventually became a recognized standard. As CLASS was an AT&T trademark, the term vertical service code was adopted by the North American Numbering Plan Administration. The use of vertical is a somewhat dated reference to older switching methods and the fact that these services can only be accessed by a local telephone subscriber, going up (vertically) inside the local central office instead of out (horizontally) to another telephone company.


  1. notify

    To notify means to inform or give notice to someone about something, often in a formal or official manner. It involves conveying information or making someone aware of certain facts, events, actions, or situations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Notifyverb

    to make known; to declare; to publish; as, to notify a fact to a person

  2. Notifyverb

    to give notice to; to inform by notice; to apprise; as, the constable has notified the citizens to meet at the city hall; the bell notifies us of the time of meeting

  3. Etymology: [F. notifier, L. notificare; notus known (p. p. of noscere to known) + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Know, and -fy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Notify

    nō′ti-fī, v.t. to make known: to declare: to give notice or information of:—pa.t. and pa.p. nō′tified.adj. Nō′tifiable, that must be made known.—n. Notificā′tion, the act of notifying: the notice given: the paper containing the notice. [Fr.,—L. notificāre, -ātumnotus, known, facĕre, to make.]

Editors Contribution

  1. notify

    To inform or communicate.

    They did notify family of their wedding day.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 6, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of notify in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of notify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of notify in a Sentence

  1. Doug Hughes:

    The administration was who I needed to notify because I needed to notify the people who could make the decision to stand down on shooting me down, and would let me land and take me into custody alive on the other end.

  2. Paul Clement:

    They need not execute or deliver paperwork empowering anyone to use their plan infrastructure to provide contraceptive coverage, nor even notify the government of their desire for an exemption.

  3. Netanyahu Dermer:

    It was the speaker's responsibility and normal protocol for the Speaker's office to notify the administration of the invitation.

  4. Aung Thein:

    In the past, they had to seek prior permission at least five days in advance. Now, they have to notify the authorities only two days ahead.

  5. National Apartment Association:

    If a resident is confirmed to have or is believed to have 2019-nCoV, do not direct facilities management or maintenance staff to the apartment, immediately notify the local health department and contact CDC for guidance regarding appropriate measures to take.

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