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 for notify
From 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.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To make known; to declare; to publish; as, to notify a
        fact to a person.
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              No law can bind till it be notified or promulged.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
              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.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
           [1913 Webster]

From 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]

From 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

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