having or prepared with or knowledge; apprised:
an informed audience that asked intelligent questions.
verb (used with object)
to give or impart knowledge of a fact or circumstance to:
He informed them of his arrival.
to supply (oneself) with knowledge of a matter or subject:
She informed herself of all the pertinent facts.
to give evident substance, character, or distinction to; pervade or permeate with manifest effect:
A love of nature informed his writing.
to animate or inspire.
verb (used without object)
to give ; supply knowledge or enlightenment:
a magazine that entertains more than it informs.
inform on, to furnish incriminating evidence about (someone) to an authority, prosecuting officer, etc.:
He informed on his accomplices.
having much knowledge or education; learned or cultured
based on information: an informed judgment
(transitive; often foll by of or about) to give information to; tell
(transitive; often foll by of or about) to make conversant (with)
(intransitive; often foll by against or on) to give information regarding criminals, as to the police, etc
to give form to
to impart some essential or formative characteristic to
(transitive) to animate or inspire
(archaic) without shape; unformed
early 14c., “to train or instruct in some specific subject,” from Old French informer “instruct, inform, teach,” and directly from Latin informare “to shape, form,” figuratively “train, instruct, educate,” from in- “into” (see in- (2)) + formare “to form, shape,” from forma “form” (see form (n.)). Varied with enform until c.1600. Sense of “report facts or news” first recorded late 14c. Related: Informed; informing.
noun 1. a patient’s consent to a medical or surgical procedure or to participation in a clinical study after being properly advised of the relevant medical facts and the risks involved. informed consent in·formed consent (ĭn-fôrmd’) n. Consent by a patient to a surgical or medical procedure or participation in a clinical study after achieving […]
[in-fawr-mer] /ɪnˈfɔr mər/ noun 1. a person who against another, especially for money or other reward. 2. a person who or communicates or news; . /ɪnˈfɔːmə/ noun 1. a person who informs against someone, esp a criminal 2. a person who provides information: he was the President’s financial informer n. late 14c., enfourmer “instructor, teacher,” […]
[in-fer-muhr-shuh l, -fuh-] /ˌɪn fərˈmʌr ʃəl, -fə-/ noun 1. .
[in-fawrm] /ɪnˈfɔrm/ verb (used with object) 1. to give or impart knowledge of a fact or circumstance to: He informed them of his arrival. 2. to supply (oneself) with knowledge of a matter or subject: She informed herself of all the pertinent facts. 3. to give evident substance, character, or distinction to; pervade or permeate […]