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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 Indo-European roots + -ficāre, -fy.]

no′ti·fi′er n.
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Clayton did not believe that Black Michael had the slightest intention of notifying the British government of their whereabouts, nor was he any too sure but that some treachery was contemplated for the following day when they should be on shore with the sailors who would have to accompany them with their belongings.
Stryver (after notifying to his jackal that "he had thought better of that marrying matter") had carried his delicacy into Devonshire, and when the sight and scent of flowers in the City streets had some waifs of goodness in them for the worst, of health for the sickliest, and of youth for the oldest, Sydney's feet still trod those stones.
Then she went back to her hotel to write a letter home, notifying her mother of her plans.
According to Khan, the criteria for notifying a slum was that the people should be inhabiting there from 1997 and posses valid National Identity Card (NIC) and vote registration of that area.
It is a very useful summary of what you should include in reports to WorkCover when notifying them of incidents.
Concerning the March 3 referendum on further law-making powers for Wales, he asked: Is there really any point asking such a thing from the Westminster Parliament, which cannot itself pass a law without first notifying the European Commission?
The database allows searching by a few different variables: country, directive, body and notifying or designating authority.
We will be notifying your country's consular officials as soon as possible.