The word notice has to do with paying attention to something. For example, you usually notice a flashing light, and an overdue bill might come with the word "NOTICE" written on it to make sure you see it.

The Latin nōtitia, a noun meaning "something known," was the ancestor of notice. Use the verb to mean “to see or point out" and the noun to mean "formal warning." When you give “advance notice,” you let someone know early or ahead of time. In case you haven't noticed, the notice posted on your door says you've been promoted and should move to the corner office. No doubt because of your attention to detail.

Definitions of notice
  1. noun
    the act of noticing or paying attention
    “he escaped the notice of the police”
    synonyms: observance, observation
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    explicit notice
    type of:
    attending, attention
    the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
  2. noun
    polite or favorable attention
    “his hard work soon attracted the teacher's notice
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    type of:
    attending, attention
    the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
  3. verb
    discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    synonyms: detect, discover, find, observe
    discover, find
    make a discovery, make a new finding
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    catch out, find out
    trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act
    detect some circumstance or entity automatically
    find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word)
    discover traces of
    observe as if with an eye
    type of:
    sight, spy
    catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes
  4. verb
    notice or perceive
    synonyms: mark, note
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    fail to notice
    take notice
    observe with special attention
  5. noun
    an announcement containing information about an event
    “you didn't give me enough notice
    “an obituary notice
    “a notice of sale”
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    (law) a formal notice filed with a court or officer to suspend a proceeding until filer is given a hearing
    necrology, obit, obituary
    a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography
    type of:
    announcement, promulgation
    a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen
  6. noun
    a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
    synonyms: bill, card, placard, poster, posting
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    show bill, show card, theatrical poster
    a poster advertising a show or play
    flash card, flashcard
    a card with words or numbers or pictures that is flashed to a class by the teacher
    type of:
    a public display of a message
  7. noun
    a request for payment
    synonyms: notification
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    type of:
    asking, request
    the verbal act of requesting
  8. noun
    a short critical review
    “the play received good notices
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    type of:
    critical review, critique, review, review article
    an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
  9. noun
    advance notification (usually written) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement of contract
    “we received a notice to vacate the premises”
    “he gave notice two months before he moved”
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    dismissal, dismission, pink slip
    official notice that you have been fired from your job
    marching orders, walking papers
    (informal) a notice of dismissal or discharge
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    apprisal, notification, telling
    informing by words
  10. verb
    express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with
    synonyms: acknowledge
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    cite, mention
    type of:
    react, respond
    show a response or a reaction to something
  11. verb
    make or write a comment on
    synonyms: comment, point out, remark
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    criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart
    find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
    make a comment, usually ironic
    kibbitz, kibitz
    make unwanted and intrusive comments
    censure, criminate, reprimand
    rebuke formally
    blast, crucify, pillory, savage
    criticize harshly or violently
    admonish, reprove
    take to task
    bawl out, berate, call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, jaw, lambast, lambaste, lecture, rag, rebuke, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, scathe, scold, take to task, trounce, vituperate
    censure severely or angrily
    express strong disapproval of
    express strong disapproval of
    belabor, belabour
    attack verbally with harsh criticism
    come down
    criticize or reprimand harshly
    speak out against
    blame, find fault, pick
    harass with constant criticism
    belittle, disparage, pick at
    express a negative opinion of
    be overly critical; criticize minor details
    assail, assault, attack, lash out, round, snipe
    attack in speech or writing
    harsh on
    criticize harshly
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    mention, note, observe, remark
    make mention of
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