(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. inform, warn, apprise, advise, tell, acquaint. See information, publication.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To provide with information]
Syn. inform, tell, acquaint, apprise, declare, announce, enlighten, give notice, make known, publish, express, mention, advise, state, proclaim, convey, circulate, disseminate, report, communicate, reveal, divulge, disclose, instruct, teach, brief, air, vent, assert, let know, leave word, send word, keep posted, let in on, promulgate, telephone, write, speak to, fax, radio, cable, wire, broadcast, spread abroad, herald, blazon, tip off*, clue in*, cue in*, fill in*, give a good steer*, wise up*, hip*; see also advertise 1 , communicate 1 , tell 1 .
2. [To warn]
Syn. caution, apprise, suggest; see hint .
Syn.- notify implies the sending of a formal notice imparting required or pertinent information [ to notify members that the meeting has been postponed ] ; inform implies making aware of something by giving knowledge of it [ he informed me of your decision to join us ] ; acquaint suggests making familiar with something hitherto unknown to one [ she acquainted me with the problem ] ; apprise implies notifying someone of something that has particular interest for the person [ to be apprised of the risks involved ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
inform, give notice, advise, warn, caution, let one know, apprise, serve notice, *tip off. see communicate, tell
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To impart information to: acquaint, advise, apprise, educate, enlighten, inform, tell. See KNOWLEDGE, TEACH.

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