Inform In*form", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Informed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Informing}.] [OE. enformen, OF. enformer, F. informer. L. informare; pref. in- in + formare to form, share, fr. forma form. See {Form}.] 1. To give form or share to; to give vital or organizing power to; to give life to; to imbue and actuate with vitality; to animate; to mold; to figure; to fashion. ``The informing Word.'' --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

Let others better mold the running mass Of metals, and inform the breathing brass. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Breath informs this fleeting frame. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

Breathes in our soul, informs our mortal part. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To communicate knowledge to; to make known to; to acquaint; to advise; to instruct; to tell; to notify; to enlighten; -- usually followed by of. [1913 Webster]

For he would learn their business secretly, And then inform his master hastily. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

I am informed thoroughly of the cause. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To communicate a knowledge of facts to, by way of accusation; to warn against anybody. [1913 Webster]

Tertullus . . . informed the governor against Paul. --Acts xxiv. 1.

Syn: To acquaint; apprise; tell; teach; instruct; enlighten; animate; fashion. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Inform — ist eine von Graham Nelson seit 1993 entwickelte objektorientierte Programmiersprache, in der Textadventures programmiert werden können. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Geschichte 1.1 Weitere Sprachversionen 1.2 Deutsche Sprachversion …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Inform — est un langage de programmation optimisé pour la création de jeux en fiction interactive, créé en 1993 par Graham Nelson. Sommaire 1 Vue d ensemble 2 Inform 7 3 Notes et référ …   Wikipédia en Français

  • inform — in‧form [ɪnˈfɔːm ǁ ɔːrm] verb [transitive] to formally or officially tell someone about something or give them information: inform somebody (that) • We regret to inform you that your application has been unsuccessful. inform somebody of/​about… …   Financial and business terms

  • inform — vb 1 Inform, animate, inspire, fire are comparable when they mean to infuse (a person or thing) with something (as a spirit, a principle, an idea, or a passion) that gives him or it effective power or an urge to action or activity. Sometimes,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Inform — en un un sistema de creación de aventuras conversacionales y un lenguaje de programación creado en 1993 por Graham Nelson. El sistema está dividido en dos partes: el compilador y la biblioteca, un conjunto de software que realiza las tareas de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • inform — INFÓRM, Ă, informi, e, adj. Care nu are o formă determinată sau un contur precis. fără formă; care este lucrat grosolan, care are forma nepotrivită, brută, dizgraţioasă. ♦ fig. Imperfect, nedesăvârşit. – Din fr. informe, lat. informis. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • Inform — en un lenguaje de programación diseñado para realizar aventuras conversacionales, creado en 1993 por Graham Nelson. El sistema Inform esta compuesto por dos componentes: Compilador, que genera los archivos de historia desde el código fuente en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Inform — Тип исполнения: компилируемый Появился в: 1993 Автор(ы): Грэхем Нельсон Расширение файлов: .Z#, .inf, .Z5, .Z8 Inform  компилируемый объектно ориентированный язык программирования, во многом похожий на Си …   Википедия

  • Inform — In*form , v. t. 1. To take form; to become visible or manifest; to appear. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] It is the bloody business which informs Thus to mine eyes. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To give intelligence or information; to tell. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inform — I (betray) verb accuse, announce, bear witness against, betray the secret, break faith, break trust, charge, communicate, confess, declare, denounce, disclose, disclose intentionally, disclose secrets, divulge, expose, give over to the foe,… …   Law dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”