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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
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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At the end of the third week, the counselor informs the intern that she will be asking the university to find another internship site for him and will be giving him an unsatisfactory evaluation for the time he has been under her supervision.
A counselor in a new high school was trying to decide how she should inform all students of the meaning of confidentiality in counseling situations and give them information regarding the limits of confidentiality.
However, the counselor is unsure of whether the student's behavior rises to the point that the student should be considered potentially at risk for suicide and whether to inform the student's parents.
The Code of Ethics (ACA, 1995) requires that counselors inform clients that they have a right to expect confidentiality and that there are limitations, but it is not required that clients be informed in writing.
The Informs RFID Experience in a Box Kit brings a robust, dynamic and completely scalable RFID labeling system to companies that previously would not have the bandwidth or the budget to comply with the labeling stipulations of heavy hitters such as Wal-Mart or the Department of Defense," said Informs President Dan Cheresh.
Informs serves North America, Canada, Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador with regional offices in Holland, MI, Cleveland, OH, Detroit, MI, Scottsdale, AZ, Huntsville, AL and Eugene, OR.
PROS and INFORMS have always had a strong partnership due to PROS science and optimization expertise," said Bert Winemiller, Chairman and CEO of PROS.
INFORMS is a 12,000 member society representing professionals in the fields of Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
In order to best serve our conference attendees, it is critical that INFORMS offer conference speakers with real operations research expertise in their respected areas," said James Bean, president of INFORMS.
The invitation from a well-respected organization such as INFORMS for Emptoris to present on this topic validates the importance of optimization in e-procurement.
Together, with the SoftSolutions document management product and the InForms electronic design tool, the GroupWise product is key to Novell's GroupWare strategy.
GroupWise, InForms and SoftSolutions are very strategic products to Novell, and therefore, they are strategic to Novell Education," said Jerry Christensen, director of Business Development for Novell Education.
Our student customers and partners can look forward to our rolling out similar, high-quality courseware and exciting promotions for SoftSolutions, InForms and other GroupWare products.
O'Gwin is so impressed with Novell's GroupWise, InForms and SoftSolutions products that he is "crediting Teltrust's success," to Novell GroupWare consulting and training.