Pronunciation: (in-fôrm'), [key]
1. to give or impart knowledge of a fact or circumstance to: He informed them of his arrival.
2. to supply (oneself) with knowledge of a matter or subject: She informed herself of all the pertinent facts.
3. to give evident substance, character, or distinction to; pervade or permeate with manifest effect: A love of nature informed his writing.
4. to animate or inspire.
5. Obs.
a. to train or instruct.
b. to make known; disclose.
c. to give or impart form to.

1. to give information; supply knowledge or enlightenment: a magazine that entertains more than it informs.
2. inform on, to furnish incriminating evidence about (someone) to an authority, prosecuting officer, etc.: He informed on his accomplices.


Pronunciation: (in-fôrm'), [key]
adj. Obs.
without form; formless.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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