Definition for informed (2 of 2)
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
Examples from the Web for informed
He was informed indeed he had, however the island was infinite.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to The Times, the British government was informed.Britain Has Lost Its Marbles: Elgin Loan Will Appease Putin|Geoffrey Robertson|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They informed us that the money and Medicaid payments we received were predicated on a mistake.Medicaid Will Give You Money for At-Home Care, but You Might Wait Years|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
J.W. then informed Hayden that she was suffering “pain and discharges.”
“Look, every senator has one vote, but every senator is not equal in influence over the process,” he informed the crowd.
To my surprise, he informed me that Mr. Fielding Thaneford had passed a comfortable night and was better.In Jeopardy|Van Tassel Sutphen
After being here confined three days, he was called up at midnight on the 18th and informed that he must prepare for a journey.The History of Napoleon Buonaparte|John Gibson Lockhart
From the moment when informed by Mrs. Coppersley of the crime until the inquest, Bella suffered greatly.The Solitary Farm|Fergus Hume
A letter from Heriot informed me that the affair between Edbury and me was settled: he could not comprehend how.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete|George Meredith
I am informed that the delegates are in attendance upon the committee.
British Dictionary definitions for informed (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for informed (2 of 3)
- to train or educate
- to report
Word Origin for inform
British Dictionary definitions for informed (3 of 3)
Word Origin for inform
Word Origin and History for informed
early 14c., "to train or instruct in some specific subject," from Old French informer "instruct, inform, teach," and directly from Latin informare "to shape, form," figuratively "train, instruct, educate," from in- "into" (see in- (2)) + formare "to form, shape," from forma "form" (see form (n.)). Varied with enform until c.1600. Sense of "report facts or news" first recorded late 14c. Related: Informed; informing.