tr.v. no·ti·fied, no·ti·fy·ing, no·ti·fies
1. To give notice to; inform: notified the citizens of the curfew by posting signs.
2. Chiefly British To give notice of; make known.
[Middle English notifien, from Old French notifier, from Latin nōtificāre : nōtus, known, past participle of nōscere, to get to know; see gnō- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + -ficāre, -fy.]
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