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inform

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of inform

  1. 1 to give information (as to the authorities) about another's improper or unlawful activities the police only caught the mastermind of the burglary because his disgruntled partner informed Synonyms of inform fink, grass (on) [British slang], squeal, rat (on), sing, snitch, split (on) [British], squeak, talk, tell (on)Words Related to inform betray, give away, turn in; backstab, cross, double-cross, sell (out), two-time; blab, tattle; tip (off)

  2. 2 to give information to chose teaching as a career because it affords the opportunity to inform a whole generation of young minds Synonyms of inform acquaint, advise, apprise, brief, catch up, clear, clue (in), familiarize, fill in, hip, enlighten, instruct, tell, verse, wise (up)Words Related to inform advertise, alert, notify; announce (to), disclose (to); assure, certify, convince, reassure, warrant; educate, lecture, school, teach, tutor; disabuse, disenchant, disillusion, undeceiveNear Antonyms of inform misinform, mislead

Synonym Discussion of inform

inform, acquaint, apprise, notify mean to make one aware of something. inform implies the imparting of knowledge especially of facts or occurrences.
    • informed us of the crisis
acquaint lays stress on introducing to or familiarizing with.
    • acquaint yourself with the keyboard
apprise implies communicating something of special interest or importance.
    • keep us apprised of the situation
notify implies sending notice of something requiring attention or demanding action.
    • notified the witness when to appear


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