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give notice

1. To inform one's employer of one's resignation. In this usage, a possessive pronoun is often used between "give" and "notice." I just gave my notice, so I'm officially leaving in two weeks. You can just walk out—you have to at least give notice!
2. To alert one to something. I think your teacher would have been more understanding if you had given notice of this printing issue in advance.
See also: give, notice

give (one's) notice

to formally tell one's employer that one is quitting one's job. Did you hear that James is leaving? He gave his notice yesterday. Lisa gave notice today. She got a job offer from another company.
See also: give, notice

give notice

1. Inform or warn someone of something, as in He's prompt about giving us notice of any discrepancy in the accounts. [Late 1500s]
2. Tell one's employer one is quitting, as in Our housekeeper gave notice last week. This usage, first recorded in 1765, originally alluded to any kind of termination, such as a housing lease, but today is most often used for leaving employment.
See also: give, notice
References in classic literature ?
The sagacious animal sees and smells all round him, and by his starting and whinnying, gives notice of the approach of strangers.
Auto Business News-22 January 2009-Volvo gives notice to 250 employees at aero unit(C)2009 ENPublishing - http://www.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-13 January 2009-TeliaSonera AB gives notice to 1,200 employees in Sweden(C)1994-2009 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
2 : something written or printed that gives notice <I received notification of my acceptance.
The law with respect to the renewal of service agreements (General Obligations Law, 5-903 (2)) states that an automatic renewal clause is non-enforceable unless the one supplying the service (concessionaire) gives notice (to the landlord) that such automatic renewal provision exists.
2 : a letter or written statement that gives notice of giving something up <I've handed in my resignation.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-4 June 2002-Enea Realtime AB restructures, gives notice to 45 (C)1994-2002 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.