To inform against


To inform against
Inform In*form", v. t. 1. To take form; to become visible or manifest; to appear. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

It is the bloody business which informs Thus to mine eyes. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To give intelligence or information; to tell. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He might either teach in the same manner, or inform how he had been taught. --Monthly Rev. [1913 Webster]

{To inform against}, to communicate facts by way of accusation against; to denounce; as, two persons came to the magistrate, and informed against A. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • inform on — phrasal verb inform on or inform against [transitive] Word forms inform on : present tense I/you/we/they inform on he/she/it informs on present participle informing on past tense informed on past participle informed on inform on/against someone… …   English dictionary