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inform
American English: /ɪnˈfɔrm/
British English: /ɪnˈfɔːm/

Translation of inform in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (advise)
    (by letter) informar
    notificar
    somebody informed the police to keep somebody informed
    mantener a alguien 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 instructivo
    to inform somebody of/about somethingwe'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 somebody that
    informarle a alguien 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]
    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

  • to inform on oagainst somebody
    delatar or denunciar a alguien

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