Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb inform

3 senses of inform

Sense 1
inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 2
inform -- (give character or essence to; "The principles that inform modern teaching")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
inform -- (act as an informer; "She had informed on her own parents for years")
       => inform -- (impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to; "I informed him of his rights")

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