Communicate and Inform


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Communicate verb – To cause (something) to pass from one to another.
Inform is a synonym for communicate in speech topic. In some cases you can use "Inform" instead a verb "Communicate", when it comes to topics like language, make known, ideas.
Nearby Words: communication, communicated, communicative, communicating, communicable
Synonyms for Communicate


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Inform verb – Impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to.
Usage example: I informed him of his rights

Communicate is a synonym for inform in make known topic. You can use "Communicate" instead a verb "Inform".
Nearby Words: information, informal, informed, informer, informative
Synonyms for Inform

Common collocations

people communicate people inform people
anyone communicate anyone inform anyone

Both words in one sentence

  • How Do I Shot Web? In "Salvage" the Scarab doesn't inform Jaime that it can communicate with the monster that's kicking his and Superboy's behinds until Jaime rhetorically asks if it can do so because the Scarab sees peaceful communication as a sign of weakness.
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Inform or Communicate. 2016. Accessed January 25, 2022.

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