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inform

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfɔːrm; ɪnˈfɔːm/

Translation of inform in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (advise) informar; (by letter) informar, notificar* somebody informed the police alguien informó a la policía, alguien le pasó el dato a la policía (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar] to keep sb informed mantener* a algn informado or al corriente he must be informed at once hay que avisarle or informarle inmediatamente we were not merely entertained but informed no fue solo entretenido sino que también instructivoto inform sb of/about sth we've not yet been informed of any change of plan todavía no se nos ha informado de ningún cambio de plan, todavía no se nos ha comunicado ningún cambio de plan its aim is to inform people about o of the dangers of pollution tiene por objeto informar (al público) sobre los peligros de la contaminación to inform sb that informarle a algn que I'm reliably informed that … me informan de buena fuente que …
    Example sentences
    • In fact I was informed that the people of the area, not just the parents, had the same claim on the school as the Department.
    • We could book our place on the lake and would have a guaranteed swim for the night; in fact we were informed that only six people were allowed to fish at night at any one time.
    • If someone leaves a comment on one of your posts, you are sent an e-mail informing you of this fact, and containing the comment.
  • 2 (permeate, shape) [formal] informar [formal]
    Example sentences
    • New development needs to be informed by the principles of urbanism.
    • Religion can inform every aspect of a person's life, including politics, and this, I think, is not a bad thing.
    • The writing in Mapping is top quality because it is informed by design experience.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • to inform on oagainst sb delatar or denunciar a algn

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