What does inform mean?

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ɪnˈfɔrmin·form

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inform(verb)

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

    "I informed him of his rights"

  2. inform(verb)

    give character or essence to

    "The principles that inform modern teaching"

  3. inform(verb)

    act as an informer

    "She had informed on her own parents for years"

Wiktionary

  1. inform(Verb)

    To instruct, train (usually in matters of knowledge)

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

  2. inform(Verb)

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

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

  3. inform(Verb)

    To impart information or knowledge.

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

  4. inform(Verb)

    To act as an informer; denounce.

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

  5. inform(Verb)

    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. inform(Verb)

    To make known, wisely and/or knowledgeably.

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

  7. inform(Verb)

    To direct, guide.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inform(adj)

    without regular form; shapeless; ugly; deformed

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

  2. Inform(verb)

    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. Inform(verb)

    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. Inform(verb)

    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. Inform(verb)

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

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

  6. Inform(verb)

    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  

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Christophe Castaner:

    We acknowledge that there are doubts, that some people consider that the right to inform is under threat... That is why it is necessary to clarify it.

  2. Katherine Stone:

    Our job is to inform, inform, inform, inform, and really help moms understand that they can be part of this and that it's a way to contribute, we always say at Postpartum Progress that our job is to reach down and pull our sisters up. We will not leave any mom behind.

  3. Stella Kyriakides:

    Use the channels we have established to inform us about any needs that you may have, and any additional support that we may be able to provide you with.

  4. Sing Oldham:

    The Southern Baptist Convention presents no governing policies to churches because The Southern Baptist Convention is not a governing organization ; The Southern Baptist Convention is The Southern Baptist Convention. Each church is self-governing, however, The Southern Baptist Convention has consistently called on churches to report immediately to law enforcement any known or suspected instance of sexual abuse in a church context and has provided resources to inform churches of ways to help protect their congregants.

  5. White House:

    Donald Trump. Donald Trump announced Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as Donald Trump new White House chief of staff on July 28 – effectively ousting Donald Trump. Then-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus attends a breakfast meeting with small business leaders in White House. ( Reuters/Carlos Barria) I am pleased to inform you that I have just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff, Donald Trump tweeted. COMBATIVE EX-TRUMP AIDE EXPECTED TO JOIN Great American NEWS Great American is a Great American and a Great Leader, Donald Trump said. John Kelly has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. John Kelly has been a true star of my Administration. I would like to thank Reince Priebus for John Kelly service and dedication to his country. We accomplished a lot together and I am proud of him, he continued. The replacement of Preibus as Anthony Scaramucci. Anthony Scaramucci The announcement of Anthony Scaramucci, 53, as the White House communications director on July 21 set into motion a big shakeup in White House staff, resulting in the resignations of press secretary Sean Spicer and chief of staff Reince Priebus. White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci walks back to the West Wing of White House. ( AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) But Scaramucci Anthony Scaramucci lasted only 10 days in White House. He was reportedlyremoved at the requestof new White House chief of John Kelly. John Kelly was sworn in as chief of staff just hours before Anthony Scaramucci was removed. Steve Bannon Steve Bannon was removed from Steve Bannon Steve Bannon positionasWhite White House chief strategist on Aug. 18. Steve Bannon Steve Bannon, who was a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, takes a phone call outside Trump Tower. ( AP Photo/Kevin Hagen) White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve's last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.

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