Inform Definition

informed, informs
To give form to.
Webster's New World
To impart information to; make aware of something.
We were informed by mail of the change in plans. The nurse informed me that visiting hours were over.
American Heritage
To give information laying blame or accusation upon another.
Webster's New World
To give character to; be the formative principle of.
Webster's New World
To give or inspire with some specific quality or character.
Webster's New World
Without form; formless.
Webster's New World

Origin of Inform

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English enfourmen, informen from Old French enfourmer from Latin īnfōrmāre in- in in–2 fōrmāre to fashion (from fōrma form)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin informis

    From Wiktionary

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