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notify


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Notify  \No"ti*fy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Notified};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Notifying}.]  [F.  notifier,  L.  notificare  notus  known  (p. 
  p.  of  noscere  to  known)  +  -ficare  (in  comp.)  to  make  See 
  {Know},  and  {-fy}.] 
  1.  To  make  known  to  declare;  to  publish;  as  to  notify  a 
  fact  to  a  person. 
 
  No  law  can  bind  till  it  be  notified  or  promulged. 
  --Sowth. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  The  President  of  the  United  States  has  notified  the 
  House  of  Representatives  that  he  has  approved  and 
  signed  the  act  --Journal  of 
  the  Senate,  U. 
  S. 
 
  Note:  This  application  of  notify  has  been  condemned;  but  it 
  is  in  constant  good  use  in  the  United  States,  and  in 
  perfect  accordance  with  the  use  of  certify. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  notify 
  v  :  give  information  or  notice  to  "I  advised  him  that  the  rent 
  was  due"  [syn:  {advise},  {give  notice},  {send  word},  {apprise}, 
  {apprize}] 




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