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English verb: inform

1. inform (communication) impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to


SamplesI informed him of his rights.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)account, acquaint, acquaint, acquaint, advise, announce, apprise, apprise, apprize, apprize, bear witness, betray, cover, cue, denote, denounce, describe, designate, disabuse, downplay, evidence, explain, explicate, familiarise, familiarize, fill in, give away, give notice, grass, indicate, indicate, indicate, inform, inoculate, instruct, instruct, introduce, learn, minimise, minimize, misinform, mislead, nark, narrate, narrate, notify, point, point out, present, prompt, prove, rat, recite, recount, regret, remind, remonstrate, report, report, report, send word, shit, shop, show, show, snitch, stag, suggest, teach, tell, tell, tell on, testify, undeceive, understate, update, volunteer, warn, warn, wise up

2. inform (change) give character or essence to


SamplesThe principles that inform modern teaching.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. inform (communication) act as an informer


SamplesShe had informed on her own parents for years.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)inform


Narrower (hyponym)evidence, tell









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