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Definition 1: give character or essence to - [verb of change]

Samples where inform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The principles that inform modern teaching

(inform is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 2: impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to - [verb of communication]

Samples where inform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I informed him of his rights

(inform is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of inform ) cause someone to become aware of something

(... is a kind of inform ) express with regret

"I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard"

(... is a kind of inform ) indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively

"I showed the customer the glove section" "He pointed to the empty parking space" "he indicated his opponents"

(... is a kind of inform ) to state or express briefly

"indicated his wishes in a letter"

(... is a kind of inform ) suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine

"Tetracycline is indicated in such cases"

(... is a kind of inform ) inform or spy (for the police)

(... is a kind of inform ) make plain and comprehensible

"He explained the laws of physics to his students"

(... is a kind of inform ) let something be known

"Tell them that you will be late"

(... is a kind of inform ) narrate or give a detailed account of

"Tell what happened" "The father told a story to his child"

(... is a kind of inform ) provide commentary for a film, for example

(... is a kind of inform ) to give an account or representation of in words

"Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"

(... is a kind of inform ) make known to the authorities

"One student reported the other to the principal"

(... is a kind of inform ) be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism

"Snow reported on China in the 1950's" "The cub reporter covered New York City"

(... is a kind of inform ) make known; make an announcement

"She denoted her feelings clearly"

(... is a kind of inform ) free somebody (from an erroneous belief)

(... is a kind of inform ) present and urge reasons in opposition

(... is a kind of inform ) cause to come to know personally

"permit me to acquaint you with my son" "introduce the new neighbors to the community"

(... is a kind of inform ) tell voluntarily

"He volunteered the information"

(... is a kind of inform ) assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned

(... is a kind of inform ) impart skills or knowledge to

"I taught them French" "He instructed me in building a boat"

(... is a kind of inform ) make aware of

"Have the students been apprised of the tuition hike?"

(... is a kind of inform ) introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of

"My teachers inoculated me with their beliefs"

(... is a kind of inform ) inform

"Please acquaint your colleagues of your plans to move"

(... is a kind of inform ) notify, usually in advance

"I warned you that I would ask some difficult questions"

(... is a kind of inform ) act as an informer

"She had informed on her own parents for years"

(... is a kind of inform ) supply with information on a specific topic

"He filled me in on the latest developments"

(... is a kind of inform ) bring up to date; supply with recent information

(... is a kind of inform ) give false or misleading information to

(... is a kind of inform ) represent as less significant or important

(... is a kind of inform ) give away information about somebody

"He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"

(... is a kind of inform ) free from deception or illusion

(... is a kind of inform ) notify of danger, potential harm, or risk

"The director warned him that he might be fired" "The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking"

(... is a kind of inform ) inform (somebody) of something

"I advised him that the rent was due"

(... is a kind of inform ) make familiar or conversant with

"you should acquaint yourself with your new computer" "We familiarized ourselves with the new surroundings"

(... is a kind of inform ) provide evidence for

"The blood test showed that he was the father" "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

Definition 3: act as an informer - [verb of communication]

Samples where inform or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She had informed on her own parents for years

(inform is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(... is a kind of inform ) give evidence

"he was telling on all his former colleague"

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