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 for informing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inform \In*form"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Informed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Informing.] [OE. enformen, OF. enformer, F. informer. L.
     informare; pref. in- in + formare to form, share, fr. forma
     form. See Form.]
     1. To give form or share to; to give vital or organizing
        power to; to give life to; to imbue and actuate with
        vitality; to animate; to mold; to figure; to fashion. "The
        informing Word."                            --Coleridge.
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              Let others better mold the running mass
              Of metals, and inform the breathing brass. --Dryden.
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              Breath informs this fleeting frame.   --Prior.
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              Breathes in our soul, informs our mortal part.
                                                    --Pope.
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     2. To communicate knowledge to; to make known to; to
        acquaint; to advise; to instruct; to tell; to notify; to
        enlighten; -- usually followed by of.
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              For he would learn their business secretly,
              And then inform his master hastily.   --Spenser.
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              I am informed thoroughly of the cause. --Shak.
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     3. To communicate a knowledge of facts to, by way of
        accusation; to warn against anybody.
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              Tertullus . . . informed the governor against Paul.
                                                    --Acts xxiv.
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     Syn: To acquaint; apprise; tell; teach; instruct; enlighten;
          animate; fashion.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  informing
      n 1: to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law
           (usually in return for favors) [syn: informing,
           ratting]
      2: a speech act that conveys information [syn: informing,
         making known]

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