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inform

in·form

inform

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn form
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: informed, informing, informs
definition 1: to communicate knowledge to; tell.
The doctor informed us that the surgery went well.No one informed me of these changes.
synonyms:
advise, apprise, notify, tell
similar words:
acquaint, brief, clue in, communicate, educate, enlighten, fill in, illuminate, impart, instruct, relate, report, warn
definition 2: to pervade or be instilled in.
Caustic wit informs this new play.
synonyms:
pervade
similar words:
animate, imbue, permeate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to give knowledge.
Our job as reporters is to inform, not to advance our opinions.
similar words:
advise, declare, explain, report, talk, teach, tell
definition 2: to provide incriminating knowledge about someone, usu. in secret.
It was the gangster's girlfriend who eventually informed.The mob threatened to kill him if he informed on them.
synonyms:
talk, tell
similar words:
rat, sing, squeal, stool, tattle
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