informing

Definitions of informing
  1. noun
    to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law (usually in return for favors)
    synonyms: ratting
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    disclosure, revealing, revelation
    the speech act of making something evident
  2. noun
    a speech act that conveys information
    synonyms: making known
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    examples:
    Emergency Alert System
    a federal warning system that is activated by FEMA; enables the President to take over the United States airwaves to warn the whole country of major catastrophic events
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    apprisal, notification, telling
    informing by words
    divine revelation, revelation
    communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency
    intro, introduction, presentation
    formally making a person known to another or to the public
    briefing
    detailed instructions, as for a military operation
    account, report
    the act of informing by verbal report
    warning
    a message informing of danger
    summarisation, summarization
    the act of preparing a summary (or an instance thereof); stating briefly and succinctly
    indirect discourse
    a report of a discourse in which deictic terms are modified appropriately (e.g., "he said `I am a fool' would be modified to `he said he is a fool'")
    direct discourse, direct quotation
    a report of the exact words used in a discourse (e.g., "he said `I am a fool'")
    notice
    advance notification (usually written) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement of contract
    warning
    notification of something, usually in advance
    debut
    the presentation of a debutante in society
    reintroduction
    an act of renewed introduction
    megillah
    (Yiddish) a long boring tediously detailed account
    debriefing
    report of a mission or task
    anecdote
    short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)
    narration, recital, yarn
    the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
    comment, gossip, scuttlebutt
    a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people
    wake-up call
    a warning to take action concerning something that was overlooked or neglected
    alarmism
    needless warnings
    alert, alerting
    a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
    caution, caveat
    a warning against certain acts
    false alarm
    a warning that is given about something that fails to occur
    forewarning, premonition
    an early warning about a future event
    heads-up
    a warning message
    strategic warning
    (military) a warning prior to the start of a threatening act
    tactical warning
    (military) a warning after the initiation of a hostile act
    threat
    a warning that something unpleasant is imminent
    type of:
    speech act
    the use of language to perform some act
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