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See also in form
Alternative forms 
- enform (obsolete)
From Middle English informen, enformen, from Old French enformer, informer (“to train, instruct, inform”), from Latin informare (“to shape, form, train, instruct, educate”), from in- (“into”) + forma (“form, shape”), equivalent to in- + form.
- (archaic, transitive) To instruct, train (usually in matters of knowledge)
- (transitive) To communicate knowledge to (an)other(s).
- (intransitive) To impart information or knowledge.
- To act as an informer; denounce.
- (transitive) To give form or character to; to inspire (with a given quality); to affect, influence (with a pervading principle, idea etc.).
- His sense of religion informs everything he writes.
- (obsolete, intransitive) To make known, wisely and/or knowledgeably.
- (obsolete, transitive) To direct, guide.
- (communicate knowledge to (trans.)): acquaint, apprise, notify
- (act as informer): dob, name names, peach, snitch
Derived terms 
Terms derived from inform
instruct — see instruct
to communicate knowledge to (an)other(s)
to impart information or knowledge (intransitive)
to make known (intransitive)
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