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English noun: notice

1. notice (communication) an announcement containing information about an event

SamplesYou didn't give me enough notice.
An obituary notice.
A notice of sale.

Broader (hypernym)announcement, promulgation

Narrower (hyponym)caveat, necrology, obit, obituary

2. notice (cognition) the act of noticing or paying attention

SamplesHe escaped the notice of the police.

Synonymsobservance, observation

Broader (hypernym)attending, attention

Narrower (hyponym)mind, remark

3. notice (communication) a request for payment

SamplesThe notification stated the grace period and the penalties for defaulting.


Broader (hypernym)asking, request

4. notice (communication) advance notification (usually written) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement of contract

SamplesWe received a notice to vacate the premises.
He gave notice two months before he moved.

Broader (hypernym)apprisal, notification, telling

Narrower (hyponym)dismissal, dismission, pink slip

5. notice (communication) a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement

SamplesA poster advertised the coming attractions.

Synonymsbill, card, placard, poster, posting

Broader (hypernym)sign

Narrower (hyponym)flash card, flashcard, show bill, show card, theatrical poster

6. notice (cognition) polite or favorable attention

SamplesHis hard work soon attracted the teacher's notice.

Broader (hypernym)attending, attention

7. notice (communication) a short critical review

SamplesThe play received good notices.

Broader (hypernym)critical review, critique, review, review article

English verb: notice

1. notice (perception) discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

SamplesShe detected high levels of lead in her drinking water.
We found traces of lead in the paint.

Synonymsdetect, discover, find, observe

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)sight, spy

Narrower (hyponym)catch out, find out, instantiate, see, sense, trace

Verb groupdiscover, find

2. notice (perception) notice or perceive

SamplesShe noted that someone was following her.
Mark my words.

Synonymsmark, note

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Narrower (hyponym)take notice

Entailcomprehend, perceive


3. notice (communication) make or write a comment on

SamplesHe commented the paper of his colleague.

Synonymscomment, point out, remark

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)mention, note, observe, remark

Narrower (hyponym)criticise, criticize, kibbitz, kibitz, knock, pick apart, wisecrack

4. notice (communication) express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with

SamplesHe never acknowledges his colleagues when they run into him in the hallway.
She acknowledged his complement with a smile.
It is important to acknowledge the work of others in one's own writing.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)react, respond

Narrower (hyponym)cite, mention

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