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inform (someone) about (something)

To share information about something with someone. Have you informed Phil about the time change for Saturday's dinner? Don't worry, I'll inform the investors about your illness, and we'll reschedule the meeting.
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inform (someone) of (something)

To share information about something with someone. Have you informed Phil of the time change for Saturday's dinner? Don't worry, I'll inform the investors of your illness, and we'll reschedule the meeting.
See also: inform, of

inform against (someone)

To share or reveal compromising information about someone, usually to the authorities. If you inform against him to the cops, he'll definitely send some of his goons out after you. Yeah, I know about your shady deals, but I didn't inform against you, I swear!
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inform on (someone)

To share or reveal compromising information about someone, usually to the authorities. If you inform on him to the cops, he'll definitely send some of his goons out after you. Yeah, I know about your shady deals, but I didn't inform on you, I swear!
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inform on someone

to tell the authorities about someone; to tattle on someone. I am going to have to inform on you. Liz informed on Ken to their mother.
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inform someone about someone or something

to tell someone about someone or something. How is my friend Tom getting on? I asked you to inform me about him from time to time. Please inform me about the state of the contract for the book.
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inform someone of something

to tell someone a fact. Please inform Sally of my decision. Sally has been informed of your decision.
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inform someone on someone

to tattle (on someone) (to someone). I will inform the teacher on you! Billy informed his mother on Bobby.
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inform on

or inform against
v.
To disclose confidential or incriminating evidence about someone to an authority: The FBI agent informed on the drug dealers. You can't force me to inform against my own family.
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But what then is the nature of 'informing' (Manson and O'Neill use the word information as a verb), and how does the patient/ research participant make sense of the words she hears (i.e.
The prerequisites for the ICP to succeed in both clinical and research informed consent are that informing must be both fully comprehensive and explicit, which Manson and O'Neil [16] argue it can never be.
Not all clinical medical acts of informing are so complex as to justify this concern.
In this situation the counselor appropriately reserved the right to disclose the informant's name at a later time, if necessary, but was attempting to address the problem without revealing the informing student's name.
Given that the social odds are stacked against black men, all they can do is hope black women do not "like white." Jones's view of black female "privilege" conspicuously ignores the exploitive dynamic traditionally informing relationships between white men and black women.
It is also for darker-skinned women to purposely misrepresent the social dynamics informing the relationship between black men and white or fairer-skinned women as a mode of control.
If, as Valerie Smith argues, the most important contribution black men can make to the feminist project is through an investigation of "the way constructions of masculinity affect the experience of race, and the way that connection is represented in literature" (496), black men must rigorously engage the gender politics informing black male texts.
For some time, the medical and nursing literature has been fairly consistent in regard to the following recommendations for informing parents of a child's diagnosis (Krahn et al., 1993):
The informing professional should be empathetic and supportive of parental emotional expression.
Both studies suggest that parents prefer a private setting for the informing interview.
Drawing on Frankfurt School and structuralist theories, Hansen utilizes, on the one hand, the universal Marxist law that the economic base determines the ideas and images informing the superstructure, and, on the other hand, she draws on post-modern theories to demonstrate that artistic excesses, gaps and fissures within the classic American cinema reveals the way artists and audiences were resisting traditional values.
While informing that currently, in order to alleviate the gas shortage, the government was importing LPG for the benefit of low-income masses, he also announced the appointment of new SNGPL MD, with Rasheed Lone being replaced by Misbah-ur-Rehman; who would hopefully take appropriate steps for stopping gas theft.
The chairman said municipal bond issuers that do not keep purchasers informed well enough of matters that affect solvency and those that sell municipal debt are not informing buyers of the markups and commissions they must pay.
Informing time shifts could be arranged in which residents take turns looking out for suspicious people hanging around outside or inside the building.
Simply informing managers about a fire escape that hangs too low, a door that locks only some of the time, or poor lighting in the basement, for example, can help them stay one step ahead of crime.