from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To impart information to; make aware of something: We were informed by mail of the change in plans. The nurse informed me that visiting hours were over.
- transitive v. To acquaint (oneself) with knowledge of a subject.
- transitive v. To give form or character to; imbue with a quality or an essence: "A society's strength is measured by . . . its ability to inform a future generation with its moral standards” ( Vanity Fair).
- transitive v. To be a pervasive presence in; animate: "It is this brash, backroom sensibility that informs his work as a novelist” ( Jeff Shear).
- transitive v. Obsolete To form (the mind or character) by teaching or training.
- intransitive v. To give or provide information.
- intransitive v. To disclose confidential or incriminating information to an authority: The defendant informed against the other members of the ring.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To instruct, train (usually in matters of knowledge)
- v. To communicate knowledge to (an)other(s).
- v. To impart information or knowledge.
- v. To act as an informer; denounce.
- v. To give form or character to; to inspire (with a given quality); to affect, influence (with a pervading principle, idea etc.).
- v. To make known, wisely and/or knowledgeably.
- v. To direct, guide.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Without regular form; shapeless; ugly; deformed.
- transitive v. To give form or share to; to give vital or organizing power to; to give life to; to imbue and actuate with vitality; to animate; to mold; to figure; to fashion.
- transitive v. To communicate knowledge to; to make known to; to acquaint; to advise; to instruct; to tell; to notify; to enlighten; -- usually followed by of.
- transitive v. To communicate a knowledge of facts to, by way of accusation; to warn against anybody.
- transitive v. To take form; to become visible or manifest; to appear.
- transitive v. To give intelligence or information; to tell.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To impart form or essence to, the object of the verb denoting some kind of matter, and the result being the production of a thing of some definite kind; determine the character or quality of; hence, to animate; actuate.
- To enlighten; teach; instruct; advise: as, to inform one how he should proceed.
- To communicate information to; acquaint with facts; apprise.
- To make known; disclose; tell of or about.
- To guide; direct.
- Synonyms To inspire, quicken.
- 2 and Of inform of: To apprise of, signify, communicate, disclose, reveal, acquaint with, advise of, notify or notify of, teach.
- To take form or shape; become visible.
- To give intelligence or information: generally with against or on.
- Without regular form; shapeless; deformed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
- v. act as an informer
- v. give character or essence to
My favorite quote about the reason to inform is from Lady Murasaki's The Tale of Genji: Again and again, something in one's own life or around one will seem so important that one cannot bear for it to pass into oblivion.
A inform from a collision scene, in a meantime, can be see!
But, did he inform is his bosses that he had rented out his house in Yangon to this company at a crazy ly high rent and taken money under the table too.
"To once again inform you that Neodarwinism is not evolution (a finger-moon confusion) would do no good."
To once again inform you that Neodarwinism is not evolution (a finger-moon confusion) would do no good.
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Authorities around the world, in short, inform us that professors don't come smarter or wiser than Mazrui.
The former seeks to "inform" - Jefferson's word-the reasoning within an assembly's walls.
The opening titles inform us that no one story is totally the truth, and everything can be seen and told differently, and so we see the opening, and the closing, of the two films using split screen and multiple views of the moments leading to the possible end of Mesrine's life.
The opening titles inform that this is an "action-film," and Godard has one of his characters indirectly explain what this means early on.