to make knowledgeable (about) or familiar (with)They would inform him of any progress they had made.
I called her to tell her how spectacular it looked.
I must advise you of my decision to retire.
let someone know,
The skipper notified the coastguard of the tragedy.
A spokesperson briefed reporters.
Instruct them that they've got three months to get it sorted out.
the ability of comedy to edify as well as to entertain an audience
Their aim is to enlighten the public about the situation.
I want to acquaint myself with your abilities and your weaknesses.
Have steps been made to acquaint them with their rights?
fill someone in,
I'll fill him in on the details.
keep someone posted,
Keep me posted on your progress.
Have the customers been fully apprised of the advantages?
clue someone in (informal),
put someone in the picture (informal),
I haven't had time to put him in the picture yet.
tip someone off,
send word to,
give someone to understand,
make someone conversant (with)
to impart some essential or formative characteristic toAll great songs are informed by a certain sadness and tension.
A strange spirit infused the place.
This election campaign has been characterized by violence.
The water will eventually permeate through the surrounding concrete.
If the filter has been saturated with motor oil, discard it.
These buildings typify the rich extremes of the local architecture.
He is able to imbue his listeners with enthusiasm.
A dull red flash suffused Selby's face.
See inform on someone
Never tell tales out of school
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in the sense of acquaint
I want to acquaint myself with your abilities and your weaknesses.Have steps been made to acquaint them with their rights?
in the sense of advise
to inform or notifyI must advise you of my decision to retire.
Video: pronunciation of 'inform'
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