Forewarn and Inform


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Forewarn verb – To give notice to beforehand especially of danger or risk.
Usage example: I should forewarn you before you come to visit that we have a dog

Inform is a synonym for forewarn in direction topic. In some cases you can use "Inform" instead a verb "Forewarn", when it comes to topics like warn.
Nearby Word: forewarning
Synonyms for Forewarn


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Inform verb – To give information (as to the authorities) about another's improper or unlawful activities.
Forewarn is a synonym for inform in direction topic. You can use "Forewarn" instead a verb "Inform", if it concerns topics such as information.
Nearby Words: information, informal, informed, informer, informative
Synonyms for Inform

Common collocations

everyone forewarn everyone inform everyone
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