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 fink, grass (on) [British slang], squeal, rat (on), sing, snitch, split (on) [British], squeak, talk, tell (on)Related Words 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 acquaint, advise, apprise, brief, catch up, clear, clue (in), familiarize, fill in, hip, enlighten, instruct, tell, verse, wise (up)Related Words advertise, alert, notify; announce (to), disclose (to); assure, certify, convince, reassure, warrant; educate, lecture, school, teach, tutor; disabuse, disenchant, disillusion, undeceiveNear Antonyms misinform, mislead

Learn More about inform

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up inform? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!