US: /ˌɪnˈfɔɹm/
UK: /ɪnfˈɔːm/

English Vietnamese dictionary

inform /in'fɔ:m/
  • ngoại động từ
    • báo tin cho; cho biết
    • truyền cho (ai...) (tình cảm, đức tính...)
      • to inform someone with the thriftiness: truyền cho ai tính tiết kiệm
  • nội động từ
    • cung cấp tin tức
    • cung cấp tài liệu (để buộc tội cho ai)

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
1 ~ sb (of / about sth) to tell sb about sth, especially in an official way: [VN] Please inform us of any changes of address. + The leaflet informs customers about healthy eating. + He went to inform them of his decision. + Inform me at once if there are any changes in her condition. + Have the police been informed? + [VN that] I have been reliably informed (= somebody I trust has told me) that the couple will marry next year. + A notice informed the guests that formal dress was required. + I am pleased to inform you that you have won first prize in this month's competition. + [VN speech] 'He's already left,' she informed us. [also VN wh-]
2 [VN] ~ yourself (of / about sth) to find out information about sth: We need time to inform ourselves thoroughly of the problem.
3 [VN] (formal) to have an influence on sth: Religion informs every aspect of their lives. + These guidelines will be used to inform any future decisions.
Phrasal Verbs: inform on sb to give information to the police or sb in authority about the illegal activities of sb: He informed on his own brother.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 tell, apprise, advise, communicate, enlighten, notify, acquaint, brief; impart, disclose, divulge, reveal, report, Colloq tip (off):
I have informed everyone about the storm warning.
2 Usually, inform against or on. betray, incriminate, implicate, identify, Colloq tell (on), blab (on), rat (on), US blow the whistle (on); Slang peach (on), snitch (on), squeal (on), put the finger on, sing, name names, Brit nark (on), grass (on), split on, US finger:
He informed on his accomplices in return for a lighter sentence.

Collocation dictionary


merely, simply
I am not advising you. I am merely informing you of the situation.
| regularly | immediately | officially | personally | kindly, politely
Next time you decide to take some action, kindly inform me.
| bluntly
‘I won't do it!’ she informed him bluntly.
| coldly, coolly


be pleased to | regret to
I regret to inform you that you have been unsuccessful in your application.
| be required to
The clinic is required to inform the patient about possible alternative treatments.


efforts to inform young people about the dangers of drugs
| of
We will immediately inform you of any changes to the programme.

Concise English dictionary

informs|informed|informingɪn'fɔrm /-'fɔːm
+impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
+give character or essence to
+act as an informer