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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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