informed

[ in-fawrmd ]SEE DEFINITION OF informed

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INFORMED

I summoned him to an interview, and informed him in decided terms that I must be master in my own ship.

Mrs. Elwood tells me that she informed the caretaker yesterday of our coming.

"I brought an old dress along," Elfreda informed her friends.

Not with an outburst of horror; he had not even been informed that he was irreverent.

We have not yet been informed with certainty what course the enemy have steered.

I was informed that it contained only two days' supplies for one brigade.

"Don't bother your heads about him," he said when they informed him of their trouble.

But the discretion of the Committee must be an informed discretion.

Mr. Cooper informed me when he would be in town, and where he lodged.

Of these sad occurrences it was my fortune not to be informed for many months.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to train or instruct in some specific subject," from Old French informer "instruct, inform, teach," and directly from Latin informare "to shape, form," figuratively "train, instruct, educate," from in- "into" (see in- (2)) + formare "to form, shape," from forma "form" (see form (n.)). Varied with enform until c.1600. Sense of "report facts or news" first recorded late 14c. Related: Informed; informing.

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