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Intimate vs. Inform — What's the Difference?

Intimate vs. Inform — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Intimate and Inform

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Intimate

Closely acquainted; familiar
Intimate friends
They are on intimate terms

Inform

Inform is a programming language and design system for interactive fiction originally created in 1993 by Graham Nelson. Inform can generate programs designed for the Z-code or Glulx virtual machines.

Intimate

Private and personal
Intimate details of his sexual encounters

Inform

To impart information to; make aware of something
We were informed by mail of the change in plans. The nurse informed me that visiting hours were over.

Intimate

A very close friend
His circle of intimates
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Inform

To acquaint (oneself) with knowledge of a subject.

Intimate

State or make known
Mr Hutchison has intimated his decision to retire

Inform

To give form or character to; imbue with a quality or an essence
"A society's strength is measured by ... its ability to inform a future generation with its moral standards" (Vanity Fair).

Intimate

Characterized by close personal acquaintance or familiarity
Intimate friends.

Inform

To be a formative or characterizing presence in; animate
"It is this brash, backroom sensibility that informs his work as a novelist" (Jeff Shear).

Intimate

Relating to or indicative of one's deepest nature
Intimate prayers.

Inform

(Obsolete) To form (the mind or character) by teaching or training.

Intimate

Essential; innermost
The intimate structure of matter.

Inform

To give or provide information.

Intimate

Marked by informality and privacy
An intimate nightclub.

Inform

To disclose confidential or incriminating information to an authority
The defendant informed against the other members of the ring.

Intimate

Very personal; private
An intimate letter.

Inform

To instruct, train (usually in matters of knowledge).

Intimate

Of or involved in a sexual relationship
Have they been intimate?.

Inform

(transitive) To communicate knowledge to.

Intimate

A close friend or confidant.

Inform

(intransitive) To impart information or knowledge.

Intimate

To state or express indirectly
She intimated that she did not want him to call back.

Inform

To act as an informer; denounce.

Intimate

To make evident indirectly
His worn clothes intimated that he was in need of money.

Inform

(transitive) To give form or character to; to inspire (with a given quality); to affect, influence (with a pervading principle, idea etc.).
His sense of religion informs everything he writes.

Intimate

(Archaic) To announce; proclaim.

Inform

To make known, wisely and/or knowledgeably.

Intimate

Closely acquainted; familiar.
An intimate friend
He and his sister deeply valued their intimate relationship as they didn't have much else to live for.

Inform

To direct, guide.

Intimate

Of or involved in a sexual relationship.
She enjoyed some intimate time alone with her husband.

Inform

To take form; to become visible or manifest; to appear.

Intimate

; private.
An intimate setting

Inform

Without regular form; shapeless; ugly; deformed.

Intimate

Pertaining to details that require great familiarity to know.

Inform

Without regular form; shapeless; ugly; deformed.

Intimate

Very finely mixed.
Black powder consists of an intimate mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur.

Inform

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.
Let others better mold the running massOf metals, and inform the breathing brass.
Breath informs this fleeting frame.
Breathes in our soul, informs our mortal part.

Intimate

A very close friend.
Only a couple of intimates had ever read his writing.

Inform

To communicate knowledge to; to make known to; to acquaint; to advise; to instruct; to tell; to notify; to enlighten; - usually followed by of.
For he would learn their business secretly,And then inform his master hastily.
I am informed thoroughly of the cause.

Intimate

(in plural intimates) women's underwear, sleepwear, or lingerie, especially offered for sale in a store.
You'll find bras and panties in the women's intimates section upstairs.

Inform

To communicate a knowledge of facts to, by way of accusation; to warn against anybody.
Tertullus . . . informed the governor against Paul.

Intimate

(ambitransitive) To suggest or disclose (something) discreetly.
He intimated that we should leave before the argument escalated.

Inform

To take form; to become visible or manifest; to appear.
It is the bloody business which informsThus to mine eyes.

Intimate

To notify.
I will intimate you when the details are available.

Inform

To give intelligence or information; to tell.
He might either teach in the same manner, or inform how he had been taught.

Intimate

Innermost; inward; internal; deep-seated; hearty.

Inform

Impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to;
I informed him of his rights

Intimate

Near; close; direct; thorough; complete.
He was honored with an intimate and immediate admission.

Inform

Give character or essence to;
The principles that inform modern teaching

Intimate

Close in friendship or acquaintance; familiar; confidential; as, an intimate friend.

Inform

Act as an informer;
She had informed on her own parents for years

Intimate

An intimate friend or associate; a confidant.

Intimate

To announce; to declare; to publish; to communicate; to make known.
He, incontinent, did proclaim and intimate open war.
So both conspiring 'gan to intimateEach other's grief.

Intimate

To suggest obscurely or indirectly; to refer to remotely; to give slight notice of; to hint; as, he intimated his intention of resigning his office.
The names of simple ideas and substances, with the abstract ideas in the mind, intimate some real existence, from which was derived their original pattern.

Intimate

Someone to whom private matters are confided

Intimate

Give to understand;
I insinuated that I did not like his wife

Intimate

Imply as a possibility;
The evidence suggests a need for more clarification

Intimate

Marked by close aquaintance, association, or familiarity;
Intimate friend
Intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles

Intimate

Having or fostering a warm or friendly atmosphere; especially through smallness and informality;
Had a cozy chat
A relaxed informal manner
An intimate cocktail lounge
The small room was cozy and intimate

Intimate

Having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship;
On familiar terms
Pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders

Intimate

Involved in a sexual relationship;
The intimate (or sexual) relations between husband and wife
She had been intimate with many men

Intimate

Innermost or essential;
The inner logic of Cubism
The internal contradictions of the theory
The intimate structure of matter

Intimate

Thoroughly acquainted with through study or experience;
This girl, so intimate with nature
KnowledgeaIble about the technique of painting

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