HyperDic: inform

English > 3 senses of the word inform:
VERBcommunicationinformimpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
changeinformgive character or essence to
communicationinformact as an informer
inform > pronunciation
Rhymesbarnstorm ... windstorm: 29 rhymes with aorm...
English > inform: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"I informed him of his rights"
advise, notify, give notice, send word, apprise, apprizeInform (somebody) of something
announce, denotemake known
denounce, tell on, betray, give away, rat, grass, shit, shop, snitch, staggive away information about somebody
disabuseFree somebody (from an erroneous belief)
explain, explicatemake plain and comprehensible
familiarize, familiarise, acquaintmake familiar or conversant with
fill inSupply with information on a specific topic
indicateTo state or express briefly
indicate, point, designate, showIndicate a place, direction, person, or thing
indicateSuggest the necessity of an intervention
informact as an informer
inoculateintroduce an idea or attitude into the mind of
instruct, apprise, apprizemake aware of
introduce, present, acquaintCause to come to know personally
misinform, misleadGive false / false or misleading information to
narkinform or spy (for the police)
narrateProvide commentary for a film, for example
prompt, remind, cueassist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
regretExpress with regret
remonstrate, point outPresent and urge reasons in opposition
report, describe, accountTo give an account or representation of in words
reportmake known to the authorities
report, coverBe responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
teach, learn, instructImpart skills or knowledge to
tellLet something be known
tell, narrate, recount, recitenarrate or give a detailed account of
testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, showProvide evidence for
undeceiveFree from deception or illusion
understate, minimize, minimise, downplayrepresent as less significant or important
updatebring up to date
volunteertell voluntarily
warnnotify of danger / danger, potential harm, or risk
warnnotify, usually in advance
wise upCause someone to become aware of something
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Spanishadvertir, anunciar, avisar, comunicar, dar información, informar
Catalanavisar, comunicar, informar
Adjectivesinformative, informatoryproviding or conveying information
informativetending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance
informativeserving to instruct or enlighten or inform
Nounsinformanta person who supplies information
informantsomeone who sees an event and reports what happened
informationknowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
informationa message received and understood
informationa collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
informinga speech act that conveys information
English > inform: 3 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningGive character or essence to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The principles that inform modern teaching"
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
English > inform: 3 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningact as an informer.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"She had informed on her own parents for years"
Narrowertell, evidenceGive evidence
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Spanishinformar, pasar información
Nounsinformerone who reveals confidential information in return for money
informingto furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors)

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