inform inform  /ɪn ˈfɔrm/


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


  1. Ali revealed that Ayeri had visited Ayman Zawahiri in January 2003, to inform him of a plot to attack the New York City subway system using cyanide gas.
  2. Her anthropological research into how real people worked helped inform the policies set by the Bank Rakyat Indonesia, says Patten, an economist who worked there.
  3. Today it boasts 19 columnists who strive to inform readers at all levels, from novice to expert oenophile.


  1. CDC: 1-in-12 Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders have hepatitis B

    ATLANTA, June 12 (UPI) -- Know Hepatitis B is a U.S. multilingual public information campaign to inform Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to be tested for hepatitis B, officials say.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Video: Cloaking Device Makes a Cat Disappear

    We wish to inform you that we have disappeared your cat. And your fish. Scientists in Singapore and China have crafted a cloaking device that works in natural light, and they’ve recorded videos of animals disappearing inside it. You wouldn’t want to wear it, though.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Wired News

  3. TX Bill Would Require Hotels to Inform Guests about Gun Control Policies

    A Texas bill would require hotels in the Lone Star State to inform prospective customers about their gun control policies. Failure to do so would be a misdemeanor crime punishable by up to $100 in fines. Sponsored by State Rep. Ryan Guillen, HB 333 would require hotels that limit possession, storage or transportation of firearms to notify would-be guests on the website or when guests make ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Opposing Views


  1. "I will meet the chairman of BP and inform him that he is to set aside whatever resources are required to compensate the workers and business owners who have been harmed as a result of his company's recklessness," said Obama in the televised...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Guardian

  2. "It is with great joy and emotion that I inform I have recently become father to a baby boy," the 25-year-old unmarried Ronaldo wrote on his website. "As agreed with the baby's mother, who prefers to have her identity kept confidential, my...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Cristiano Ronaldo Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "My criticism of the manner in which the Bush administration did not appropriately inform Congress is separate from my respect for those in the intelligence community who work to keep our country safe," Pelosi said.
    on May 15, 2009 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: Bloomberg

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