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verb [transitive] American English pronunciation: inform /ɪnˈfɔrm/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinform
he/she/itinforms
present participleinforming
past tenseinformed
past participleinformed
  1. 1
    to officially tell someone something, or to give them information about something

    We will inform you in writing if your application has been successful.

    inform someone of/about something:

    Please inform us of any changes in your circumstances.

    inform someone (that):

    Parents were informed that the school was closing early.

    inform someone as to how/what/when etc.:

    I haven't been informed as to whether he's coming or not.

    be reliably informed (=have information that you are sure is correct):

    I've been reliably informed that the delivery will arrive tomorrow.

    be fully informed (=be told all the details about something):

    The President has been fully informed of the recent developments.

  2. 2
    formal to influence something such as an opinion, attitude, or style

    His poetry is deeply informed by the experience of poverty.

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