IM

verb
\ ˈī-ˈem How to pronounce IM (audio) \
IM'd; IM'ing

Definition of IM

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

: to send an instant message to

intransitive verb

: to communicate by instant message

Definition of IM (Entry 2 of 3)

1 individual medley
3 instant message
4 intramural

im-

prefix

Definition of im- (Entry 3 of 3)

— see in-

First Known Use of IM

Verb

1994, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“IM.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/IM. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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IM

verb
\ ˈi-ˈem \
IM'd; IM'ing

Kids Definition of IM

1 : to send an instant message to
2 : to communicate by instant message We were IM'ing during lunch.

im-

Kids Definition of im-

see in-

Medical Definition of IM

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