What does inform mean?

Definitions for inform
ɪnˈfɔrmin·form

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. informverb

    impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

    "I informed him of his rights"

  2. informverb

    give character or essence to

    "The principles that inform modern teaching"

  3. informverb

    act as an informer

    "She had informed on her own parents for years"

Wiktionary

  1. informverb

    To instruct, train (usually in matters of knowledge)

    Etymology: From informen, enformen, from enformer, informer, from informare, from in- + forma, equivalent to .

  2. informverb

    To communicate knowledge to (an)other(s).

    Etymology: From informen, enformen, from enformer, informer, from informare, from in- + forma, equivalent to .

  3. informverb

    To impart information or knowledge.

    Etymology: From informen, enformen, from enformer, informer, from informare, from in- + forma, equivalent to .

  4. informverb

    To act as an informer; denounce.

    Etymology: From informen, enformen, from enformer, informer, from informare, from in- + forma, equivalent to .

  5. informverb

    To give form or character to; to inspire (with a given quality); to affect, influence (with a pervading principle, idea etc.).

    His sense of religion informs everything he writes.

    Etymology: From informen, enformen, from enformer, informer, from informare, from in- + forma, equivalent to .

  6. informverb

    To make known, wisely and/or knowledgeably.

    Etymology: From informen, enformen, from enformer, informer, from informare, from in- + forma, equivalent to .

  7. informverb

    To direct, guide.

    Etymology: From informen, enformen, from enformer, informer, from informare, from in- + forma, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Informadjective

    without regular form; shapeless; ugly; deformed

    Etymology: [L. informis; pref. in- not + forma form, shape: cf. F. informe]

  2. Informverb

    to give form or share to; to give vital ororganizing power to; to give life to; to imbue and actuate with vitality; to animate; to mold; to figure; to fashion

    Etymology: [L. informis; pref. in- not + forma form, shape: cf. F. informe]

  3. Informverb

    to communicate knowledge to; to make known to; to acquaint; to advise; to instruct; to tell; to notify; to enlighten; -- usually followed by of

    Etymology: [L. informis; pref. in- not + forma form, shape: cf. F. informe]

  4. Informverb

    to communicate a knowledge of facts to,by way of accusation; to warn against anybody

    Etymology: [L. informis; pref. in- not + forma form, shape: cf. F. informe]

  5. Informverb

    to take form; to become visible or manifest; to appear

    Etymology: [L. informis; pref. in- not + forma form, shape: cf. F. informe]

  6. Informverb

    to give intelligence or information; to tell

    Etymology: [L. informis; pref. in- not + forma form, shape: cf. F. informe]

Freebase

  1. Inform

    Inform is a programming language and design system for interactive fiction originally created in 1993 by Graham Nelson. Inform can generate programs designed for the Z-code or Glulx virtual machines. Versions 1 through 5 were released between 1993 and 1996. Around 1996, Nelson rewrote Inform from first principles to create version 6. Over the following decade, version 6 became reasonably stable and a popular language for writing interactive fiction. In 2006, Nelson released Inform 7, a completely new language based on principles of natural language and a new set of tools based around a book-publishing metaphor.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inform

    in-form′, v.t. to give form to: to animate or give life to: to impart knowledge to: to tell: (Milt.) to direct.—v.i. (Shak.) to take shape or form: to give information (with against or on).—adj. Inform′al, not in proper form: irregular.—n. Informal′ity.—adv. Inform′ally.—ns. Inform′ant, one who informs or gives intelligence; Informā′tion, intelligence given: knowledge: an accusation given to a magistrate or court.—adjs. Inform′ative, having power to form: instructive; Inform′atory, instructive; Informed′ (Spens.), unformed: (astron.) of stars not included within the figures of any of the ancient constellations.—n. Inform′er, one who informs against another. [O. Fr.,—L. informārein, into, formāre, to form.]

Editors Contribution

  1. inform

    To communicate or share information or knowledge.

    They did inform the government of their choices.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 9, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'inform' in Verbs Frequency: #380

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inform in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inform in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of inform in a Sentence

  1. Allison Jean:

    I was in New York with my daughter at 12:13 a.m. on September 7th when she came to inform me that she had gotten a call and that somebody told her that Botham was shot, that he died.

  2. Taylor Negron:

    I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron has just passed away, his mother, his brother Alex and my brother’s wife Renee were all there with him. May he rest in peace.

  3. Frederique Seyler:

    We are trying to make observations concerning malaria in relation to land use, it’s necessary to inform politicians of this potential trade-off, and also to give warnings of potential feedbacks that are not evident.

  4. Keenan Overton:

    Fisher-Price and Mattel, their parent company, we are in negotiations to discuss kind of what we expect from talking about and speaking out on the dangers of this chair, our main thing is to inform other people so, that it won't happen to somebody else.

  5. Bryant McGill:

    Let your resistance, judgements, angers and fears inform you.

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