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Meaning of “inform” in the English Dictionary

"inform" in British English

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informverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈfɔːm/  us   /-ˈfɔːrm/
B1 to ​tell someone about ​particularfacts: The ​name of the ​dead man will not be ​released until his ​relatives have been informed. Why wasn't I informed about this ​earlier? Walters was not ​properly informed of the ​reasons for her ​arrest. [+ that] I informed my ​boss that I was going to be away next ​week.

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(Definition of inform from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inform" in American English

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informverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈfɔrm/
to ​tell someone about something: Keep me informed about any ​jobopportunities. She informed her ​tenants that she was ​raising the ​rent.
(Definition of inform from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"inform" in Business English

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informverb

uk   us   /ɪnˈfɔːm/
[T] to tell someone about something, especially ​officially: She ​suspectedillegality, and informed the ​police.inform sb about sth The ​industry had a ​duty to inform the ​public about the extent of the dangers.inform sb of sth When the ​company was informed of the problems we were ​experiencing, it took ​extraordinarysteps to ​help us.inform sb that He informed me that he intended to ​resign.keep sb informed Keep the ​projectmanager informed about any ​issue that might have an ​impact on a project's ​bottomline.
[T] to ​influence something such as an ​opinion or decision: inform sb's choices/behaviour/decisions There are many ​factors that inform ​consumer choices. The habits of ​individualemployees are informed by the ​corporateculture in which they ​participate.
[I or T] to give ​information or to teach someone about something: The ​newsmedia has an enormous ​capacity to inform and educate.inform sb about sth There are many ​innovative ways to inform kids about the ​world they ​live in.
(Definition of inform from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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