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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inform  \In*form"\,  a.  [L.  informis;  pref.  in-  not  +  forma  form 
  shape:  cf  F.  informe] 
  Without  regular  form  shapeless;  ugly;  deformed.  --Cotton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  ororganizing  power 
  to  to  give  life  to  to  imbue  and  actuate  with  vitality; 
  to  animate;  to  mold;  to  figure;  to  fashion. 
 
  ``The  informing  Word.''  --Coleridge. 
 
  Let  others  better  mold  the  running  mass  Of  metals, 
  and  inform  the  breathing  brass.  --Dryden. 
 
  Breath  informs  this  fleeting  frame.  --Prior. 
 
  Breathes  in  our  soul,informs  our  mortal  part 
  --Pope. 
 
  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 
 
  For  he  would  learn  their  business  secretly,  And  then 
  inform  his  master  hastily.  --Spenser. 
 
  I  am  informed  thoroughky  of  the  cause  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  communicate  a  knowledge  of  facts  to,by  way  of 
  accusation;  to  warn  against  anybody. 
 
  Tertullus  .  .  .  informed  the  governor  against  Paul. 
  --Acts  xxiv. 
  1. 
 
  Syn:  To  acquaint;  apprise;  tell  teach;  instruct;  enlighten; 
  animate;  fashion. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inform  \In*form"\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  take  form  to  become  visible  or  manifest;  to  appear. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  It  is  the  bloody  business  which  informs  Thus  to  mine 
  eyes.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  give  intelligence  or  information;  to  tell  --Shak. 
 
  He  might  either  teach  in  the  same  manner,or  inform 
  how  he  had  been  taught.  --Monthly  Rev. 
 
  {To  inform  against},  to  communicate  facts  by  way  of 
  accusation  against;  to  denounce;  as  two  persons  came  to 
  the  magistrate,  and  informed  against  A. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inform 
  v  1:  give  information;  "I  informed  him  of  his  rights" 
  2:  give  character  or  essence  to  "The  principles  that  inform 
  modern  teaching" 
  3:  act  as  an  informer;  "She  had  informed  on  her  own  parents  for 
  years" 




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