inform Definition

  • 1to give someone information about something
  • 2to tell someone officially about something

Using inform: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "inform" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I wanted to inform you of my decision.

  • Example

    The police informed the public of the danger.

  • Example

    Please inform me if there are any changes.

  • Example

    He informed his boss of his resignation.

inform Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for inform

Phrases with inform

  • keep someone informed

    to provide someone with the latest information about something


    Please keep me informed of any developments in the case.

  • informed consent

    permission given by a person who has been fully informed about the risks and benefits of a medical treatment or clinical study


    The patient signed the informed consent form before undergoing the surgery.

  • to secretly give information about someone to the authorities


    He was afraid that his friends would inform on him to the police.

Origins of inform

from Latin 'informare', meaning 'to shape, form, train, instruct'


Summary: inform in Brief

The verb 'inform' [ɪnˈfɔːm] means to give someone information or to tell someone officially about something. It can be used in various contexts, such as informing someone of a decision or keeping someone informed of the latest developments. 'Inform' is often used in formal situations and can be synonymous with 'notify' or 'advise.'

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