inform
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inform(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to apprise)
a. informar
Remember to inform your doctor if you are taking any other medication.No te olvides de informar al médico si estás tomando otros medicamentos.
b. avisar
Why weren't we informed of this beforehand?¿Por qué no se nos avisó de esto con anticipación?
c. comunicar
I regret to inform you that you have not been selected for the summer internship.Lamento comunicarte que no has sido seleccionado para la pasantía de este verano.
d. poner al corriente
My parents had a call from the police to inform them of what had happened with my brother.Los llamó la policía a mis padres para ponerlos al corriente de lo que había ocurrido con mi hermano.
2. (to shape)
a. informar
Living in Spain for six months informed my decision to live abroad after graduation.Vivir en España seis meses informó mi decisión de vivir en el extranjero después de graduarme.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to give incriminating information)
a. delatar
The police persuaded him to inform on his accomplices.La policía lo convenció para que delatara a sus cómplices.
b. denunciar
The authorities taught children to inform on their parents in case of abuse.Las autoridades enseñaron a los niños a denunciar a sus padres en caso de malos tratos.
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inform
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. informar or
b. reportar
keep me informed of what is happeningmanténme informado de lo que pase
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to inform on somebodydelatar a alguien
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inform [ɪnˈfɔːm]
transitive verb
(give information) informar; avisar; (bring up to date) poner al corriente
to inform sb about or of sth informar a algn sobre or de algo; I am pleased to inform you that ... tengo el gusto de comunicarle que ...; keep me informed téngame or manténgame al corriente; why was I not informed? ¿por qué no me informaron or avisaron?; to inform o.s. about sth informarse sobre algo
a well informed person
intransitive verb
soplar
to inform on or against sb delatar or denunciar a algn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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