1. [syn: advise, notify, give notice, send word, apprise, apprize]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
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.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: inform (somebody) of something; "I advised him that the
rent was due" [syn: advise, notify, give notice,
send word, apprise, apprize]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
50 Moby Thesaurus words for "notify":
acquaint, admonish, advertise, advertise of, advise, alert,
announce, apprise, brief, bring word, caution, communicate,
cry havoc, declare, disclose, enlighten, familiarize, forerun,
give fair warning, give notice, give the facts, give warning,
give word, harbinger, herald, hint, inform, instruct, intimate,
issue an ultimatum, leave word, let know, mention to, preannounce,
proclaim, publish, report, run before, send word, serve notice,
sound the alarm, speak, tell, threaten, tip, tip off,
utter a caveat, verse, warn, warn against