verb (used with object)
- to train or instruct.
- to make known; disclose.
- to give or impart form to.
verb (used without object)
- informal settlement,
- informal vote,
Origin of inform1
Examples from the Web for informing
Then Obama stunned John and his wife Diane, informing them of the failed special operations rescue mission from early July.Foley Family to White House: You Saved Bergdahl. Why Not Our Son?|Eli Lake|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The process for informing the Senate and House intelligence committees is often shrouded in secrecy.
The Ordain Women website posted some of Harrison's email to Kelly informing her of her excommunication.Excommunication With a Smile: Mormon Feminist Kicked Out of the Church|Emily Shire|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Those present agreed that the penalty for informing had to be death.Sinn Fein Boss Gerry Adams Wanted This Murder Bust|Ed Moloney|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, the group is informing the community that the trial will happen, so anyone who objects can opt out.New 'Suspended Animation' Procedure Saves Lives by Replacing Blood with a Cold Electrolyte Solution|Elizabeth Lopatto|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How if he should take this means of informing Joseph of his present situation?The Strange Story of Rab Rby|Mr Jkai
He sought very diligently to anticipate some at least of these informing thrusts by making great use of Coote.Kipps|H. G. Wells
This was the Missouri way of informing us that he was in the Rebel army.
It began by my informing them these were not offences for which an officer, who had refused his parole, could be punished.The Secrets of a Kuttite|Edward O. Mousley
He put the cardboard box away in a safe and locked it up; putting the key in his pocket, he gave Brent an informing glance.In the Mayor's Parlour|J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
- to train or educate
- to report
Word Origin for inform
Word Origin for inform
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.