Definition of inform
- the principles which inform modern teaching
- the compassion that informs her work
- inform a prisoner of his rights
- informed on a member of his own gang
The book will entertain and inform you.
The arresting officer failed to inform the suspect of his rights.
He failed to inform the suspect that he had the right to remain silent.
We haven't yet been informed of her decision.
Frequent reports from the battlefield kept the general informed about how the attack was progressing.
The book will both entertain and inform.
His Catholic upbringing informs all his writing.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'inform.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to give information to (someone)
: to be or provide the essential quality of (something) : to be very noticeable in (something)
What made you want to look up inform? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).