Definition of


  1. (verb, change) give character or essence to
  2. (verb, communication) impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
  3. (verb, communication) act as an informer

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Origin of the word Inform

  1. early 14c., "to train or instruct in some specific subject," from L. informare "to shape, form, train, instruct, educate," from in- "into" + forma "form." Sense of "report facts or news" first recorded late 14c. Informative "instructive" is from 1650s. Informer "one who gives information against another" (especially in ref. to law-breaking) is… more

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Words that sound like Inform

imipramine, imperium, inborn, inferno, infirm, infrahuman

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