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verb [transitive]     inform pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
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.

    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 developments.

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