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Definition 1: a person who supplies information - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for informant in the sense of this definition

(informant is a kind of ...) a person who communicates with others

(... is a kind of informant ) one who reveals confidential information in return for money

(... is a kind of informant ) a surreptitious informant

"the president wanted to know who the leakers were"

(... is a kind of informant ) an informant who is not assigned to obtain specific intelligence but who routinely passes on whatever information he or she has

(... is a kind of informant ) an informant who exposes wrongdoing within an organization in the hope of stopping it

"the law gives little protection to whistleblowers who feel the public has a right to know what is going on" "the whistleblower was fired for exposing the conditions in mental hospitals"

Definition 2: someone who sees an event and reports what happened - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for informant in the sense of this definition

(informant is a kind of ...) a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses

(informant is a kind of ...) someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)

"the speaker at commencement" "an utterer of useful maxims"

(... is a kind of informant ) someone who affirms or vouches for the correctness or truth or genuineness of something

(... is a kind of informant ) a person who testifies or gives a deposition

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