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The verb "notify" is very similar to the word "tell," but the use of this word usually involves formal matters or situations in which written records or electronic information is exchanged:

past participle
  • A letter from the government notified Jose that he had to appear in court next month.
  • The city notified homeowners by mail that there would be an increase in law enforcement within the city.
  • Nathan was notified that his position with the company was being eliminated.
  • A letter from Harvard notified Gabriella that her application as a student to the college was accepted.
  • According to the lease agreement, Tony’s landlord needs to notify him two months in advance of changes to the ownership of the building he lives in.
  • According to the conditions of his probation, Roger needs to notify his probation officer of any changes to his place of residence.
  • The company was required to notify its customers of changes in privacy policies, but the notifications were never sent.
  • A subpoena notifies a person that he or she is required to make an appearance concerning a legal matter. You can’t ignore a subpoena.

The word "notification" is a noun:

  • Notifications went out to people who are affected by a change in privacy policies.
  • The school sent out notifications to students who were accepted into the new technology program.
  • We’ve received notification from the city of changes to zoning laws in our neighborhood.
  • Dave said he received no notification from the office manager that his cubicle was being moved to a new location.

letter of notification

He received notification from the military of a new assignment.

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July 23, 2019



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