notify (someone) of (something)

To "notify" someone of something just means to tell them. You "notify" people of things that are new and that the person might need to know or might find interesting.

The word "notify" is more formal than just "tell" and is often used in business situations. Here's another example. When writing an e-mail to a client, you can offer to help when they have problems by saying:

Please notify me of any problems or questions that come up.

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