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  1. in·form
    IPA[inˈfôrm]
  2. verb

    • 1. give (someone) facts or information; tell:

      he wrote to her, informing her of the situation they were informed that no risk was involved the role of television is to inform and entertain
      Synonym : tell, let someone know, notify, apprise, advise, announce to, impart to, communicate to, brief, prime, enlighten, send word to, keep posted, put in the picture, fill in, clue in/up, give the lowdown to
    • 2. give incriminating information about someone to the police or other authority:

      people called a confidential hotline to inform on friends, neighbors, and family members
      Synonym : denounce, give away, betray, incriminate, inculpate, report, tell the authorities/police about, double-cross, sell out, stab in the back, be a Judas to, give someone a Judas kiss, turn Queen's/King's evidence, rat, squeal, squeak, blab, split, tell, tell tales about, blow the whistle, spill the beans, put the finger on, sell down the river, snitch, peach, grass, shop, sneak, nark, stitch up, do the dirty on, clype, rat out, drop a/the dime on, finger, job, dob, pimp, pool, shelf, put someone's pot on, point the bone at, delate
    • 3. give an essential or formative principle or quality to:

      the relationship of the citizen to the state is informed by the democratic ideal
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: inform, 3rd person present: informs, gerund or present participle: informing, past tense: informed, past participle: informed

    • verb

      give (someone) facts or information; tell:

      give incriminating information about someone to the police or other authority:

    • adjective

      having or showing knowledge of a particular subject or situation:

      (of a decision or judgment) based on an understanding of the facts of the situation:

    • adjective

      having or showing knowledge of a subject or situation:

      (of a decision or judgement) based on an understanding of the facts of the situation:

    • permission granted in the knowledge of the possible consequences, typically that which is given by a patient to a doctor for treatment with full knowledge of the possible risks and benefits
    • adjective

      having or showing much knowledge about a wide range of subjects, or about one particular subject:
    • permission granted in full knowledge of the possible consequences, typically that which is given by a patient to a doctor for treatment with knowledge of the possible risks and benefits
    • adjective

      having or showing much knowledge about a wide range of subjects, or about one particular subject:
    • adjective

      having or showing an inadequate awareness of the facts:
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