Definition of "inform"
To instruct, train (usually in matters of knowledge).
To communicate knowledge to (an)other(s).
To impart information or knowledge.
To act as an informer; denounce.
To give form or character to; to inspire (with a given quality); to affect, influence (with a pervading principle, idea etc.).
To make known, wisely and/or knowledgeably.
To direct, guide.