informed

[ in-fawrmd ]
/ ɪnˈfɔrmd /

adjective

having or prepared with information or knowledge; apprised: an informed audience that asked intelligent questions.

Origin of informed

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at inform1, -ed2

Related forms

in·form·ed·ly [in-fawr-mid-lee] /ɪnˈfɔr mɪd li/, adverbhalf-in·formed, adjectivequa·si-in·formed, adjectiveun·in·formed, adjective

Definition for informed (2 of 2)

inform

1
[ in-fawrm ]
/ ɪnˈfɔrm /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to give information; supply knowledge or enlightenment: a magazine that entertains more than it informs.

Verb Phrases

inform on, to furnish incriminating evidence about (someone) to an authority, prosecuting officer, etc.: He informed on his accomplices.

Origin of inform

1
1275–1325; Middle English informen < Latin infōrmāre to form, shape, equivalent to in- in-2 + fōrmāre to form; replacing Middle English enfourmen < Middle French enfourmer < Latin, as above

Related forms

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British Dictionary definitions for informed (1 of 3)

informed

/ (ɪnˈfɔːmd) /

adjective

having much knowledge or education; learned or cultured
based on informationan informed judgment

British Dictionary definitions for informed (2 of 3)

inform

1
/ (ɪnˈfɔːm) /

verb

Derived Forms

informable, adjectiveinformedly (ɪnˈfɔːmɪdlɪ), adverbinformingly, adverb

Word Origin for inform

C14: from Latin informāre to give form to, describe, from formāre to form

British Dictionary definitions for informed (3 of 3)

inform

2
/ (ɪnˈfɔːm) /

adjective

archaic without shape; unformed

Word Origin for inform

C16: from Latin informis from in- 1 + forma shape
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