inform on/against

idiom

: to give information about the secret or criminal activity of (someone) to the police
Despite pressure from the police he refused to inform on the other conspirators.

Examples of inform on/against in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The latest inflation numbers will be accompanied by personal spending figures that will inform on services outlays after recent retail sales data showed less of an appetite for merchandise. Craig Stirling, Fortune, 23 June 2024 Shaka King, 2021) Only the sophomore feature for writer-director Shaka King, this unconventional biopic tells the story of Chicago Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton through the eyes of the man that infiltrated his inner circle to inform on him to the FBI. Marcus Jones, IndieWire, 19 June 2024 Neighbors can also inform on live-in couples suspected of not having the necessary certificates. Anant Gupta, Washington Post, 8 Feb. 2024 Instead of encouraging students to speak with and possibly learn from their professors, students who feel uncomfortable are authorized to inform on them; professors are subject, without due process, to proceedings conducted by faculty who blindly follow DEI and intersectional dogma. Sheldon Rubenfeld, National Review, 13 Jan. 2024 And there are few safe havens as people increasingly inform on their fellow citizens. Anton Troianovski, New York Times, 29 Dec. 2023 The law allowed people to settle scores or inform on their fellow citizens. Anton Troianovski, New York Times, 29 Dec. 2023 Colleges encourage students to inform on one another in case someone in a private conversation says something that annoys or offends the listener. Christian Schneider, National Review, 14 Dec. 2023 Fox News Digital will continue to inform on fatalities, hostages, death toll and more as they are reported and confirmed by officials. Ashlyn Messier, Fox News, 10 Oct. 2023

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“Inform on/against.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inform%20on%2Fagainst. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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