2012년 9월 10일 월요일

Dic: inform (in a formal sense)


─ If a situation or activity is informed by an idea or a quality, that idea or quality is very noticeable in it. (FORMAL)

  • All great songs are informed by a certain sadness and tension...
  • The concept of the Rose continued to inform the poet's work.
─ 4) to give form to.
   5) to impart some essential or formative characteristic to
   6) (tr) to animate or inspire
─ [formal] to influence someone's attitude or opinion.
  • Her experience as a refugee informs the content of her latest novel.
─ give character or essence to.
  • The principles that inform modern teaching
─ 3) 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)
   4) To be a pervasive presence in; animate:
  • “It is this brash, backroom sensibility that informs his work as a novelist”(Jeff Shear)
inform something. (formal) to have an influence on something
  • Religion informs every aspect of their lives.
  • These guidelines will be used to inform any future decisions.

... COBUILD, COLLINS, LDOCE, WORDNET, The American Heritage, OALD

─ Give an essential or formative principle or quality to.
  • As such, these works serve as a convincing proof of principle and have informed our own approach to the problem of dominance evolution.
 

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