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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"


  1. inform(verb)

    acquaint, notify, apprise

  2. inform(verb)

    dob, name names, peach, snitch

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inform

    To state (Latin sto, stand) is to set forth explicitly, formally, or particularly in speech or writing. Assert (Latin ad, to, and sero, bind) is strongly personal, signifying to state boldly and positively what the one making the statement has not attempted and may not attempt to prove. Affirm has less of egotism than assert (as seen in the word self-assertion), coming nearer to aver. It has more solemnity than declare, and more composure and dignity than asseverate, which is to assert excitedly. In legal usage, affirm has a general agreement with depose and testify; it differs from swear in not invoking the name of God. To assure is to state with such authority and confidence as the speaker feels ought to make the hearer sure. Certify is more formal, and applies rather to written documents or legal processes. Assure, certify, inform, apply to the person; affirm, etc., to the thing. Assert is combative; assure is conciliatory. I assert my right to cross the river; I assure my friend it is perfectly safe. To aver is to state positively what is within one's own knowledge or matter of deep conviction. One may assert himself, or assert his right to what he is willing to contend for; or he may assert in discussion what he is ready to maintain by argument or evidence. To assert without proof is always to lay oneself open to the suspicion of having no proof to offer, and seems to arrogate too much to one's personal authority, and hence in such cases both the verb assert and its noun assertion have an unfavorable sense; we say a mere assertion, a bare assertion, his unsupported assertion; he asserted his innocence has less force than he affirmed or maintained his innocence. Affirm, state, and tell have not the controversial sense of assert, but are simply declarative. To vindicate is to defend successfully what is assailed. Almost every criminal will assert his innocence; the honest man will seldom lack means to vindicate his integrity.

    affirm, allege, assert, asseverate, assure, aver, avouch, avow, certify, claim, declare, depose, express, maintain, predicate, pronounce, propound, protest, say, set forth, specify, state, swear, tell, testify

    contradict, contravene, controvert, deny, disprove, dispute, gainsay, oppose, refute, repudiate, retract, waive

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inform

    enlighten, instruct, edify, educate, acquaint, apprise, communicate, notify, tell, impart

    misjudge, misinstruct, mislead, deceive, hoodwink, mystify, misinform

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inform(v. a.)

    animate, inspire, quicken, give life to

  2. inform(v. a.)

    acquaint, apprise, advise, tell, notify, make known to, mention to, give notice to, signify to, send word to, write word to

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  1. James Clapper:

    During my tenure as DNI, it was my practice to defer to the FBI director -- both (former FBI) Director (Robert) Mueller and Director Comey -- on whether, when, and to what extent they would inform me about such investigations.

  2. Liz Tigelaar:

    I know we're just gon na crush it and get s ** t done and bring so much to it because we're moms, we get to have complex mothers who aren't only defined by motherhood, but who motherhood is such a central aspect of who they are at this point in their lives. And that it does, of course, inform everything they do, just like it influences everything we do. So it's exciting.

  3. Nalin Kohli:

    It the duty of the government to inform its citizens and the prime minister did the right thing by sharing updates.

  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. Brock Long:

    I haven't even been here for six months yet, and what I hope to do is inform Americans about how complex this mission is, i didn't come up here to do status quo, I'm ready to change the face of emergency management.

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