verb (used with object)
- to train or instruct.
- to make known; disclose.
- to give or impart form to.
verb (used without object)
Origin of inform1
Definition for inform (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for inform
I would like to inform everyone not to take the page too seriously, we are not trying to promote anything.
The signs, he said, were designed to inform people in the neighborhood — not to get him press.
But the official said this was meant only to inform Iran about U.S. actions, not to start negotiations over what to do about ISIS.
Hobbes lacked the data of archaeology and anthropology to inform his theories about the dangerous nature of pre-state existence.
Gupta has to entertain, as much as inform, around a gruesome situation.
As soon as the slave saw him enter, she ran to inform her mistress.
I expect to know very shortly; and the moment I know I will try to inform you, unless I am forbidden.The Mystery of the Sea|Bram Stoker
His first thought was to go at once and inform St. John of what he had witnessed.Lucretia, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
After glancing through the book, I made an excuse to hurry away and inform Her Majesty.Two Years in the Forbidden City|The Princess Der Ling
Madeleine came to inform her young mistress, and she was on the point of going to her father, when the bell rang again.Monsieur Cherami|Charles Paul de Kock
British Dictionary definitions for inform (1 of 2)
- to train or educate
- to report