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Roget category 527

4. Words relating to the intellectual faculties
4.9. Modes of communication
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#527. Information

noun

information, enlightenment, acquaintance, knowledge etc. 490publicity etc. 531data etc. 467.
communication, intimationnotice, notificationenunciation, annunciationannouncementcommuniqu_erepresentation, round robin, presentment.
case, estimate, specification, report, advice, monitionnews etc. 532return etc. (record) 551account etc. (description) 594statement etc. (affirmation) 535.
mentionacquainting etc. v. — instruction etc. (teaching) 537outpouringintercommunication, communicativeness.
informant, authority, teller, intelligencer, reporter, exponent, mouthpieceinformer, eavesdropper, delator, detectivesleuthmouchard, spy, newsmongermessenger etc. 534amicus curiae [Lat.].
valet de place, cicerone, pilot, guideguidebook, handbookvade mecum [Lat.]manualmap, plan, chart, gazetteeritinerary etc. (journey) 266.
hint, suggestion, innuendo, inkling, whisper, passing word, word in the ear, subaudition, cue, byplaygesture etc. (indication) 550gentle hint, broad hintverbum sapienti [Lat.], a word to the wiseinsinuation etc. (latency) 526.
information theory.
[units of information] bit, byte, word, doubleword [Comp.], quad word, paragraph, segment.
[information storage media] magnetic media, paper medium, optical mediarandom access memory, RAMread-only memory, ROMwrite once read mostly memory, WORM.

verb

tellinform, inform ofacquaint, acquaint withimpart, impart tomake acquaintance with, apprise, advise, enlighten, awaken transmit.
let fall, mention, express, intimate, represent, communicate, make knownpublish etc. 531notify, signify, specify, convey the knowledge of.
let one know, have one to knowgive one to understandgive noticeset before, lay before, put beforepoint out, put into one's headput one in possession ofinstruct etc. (teach) 537direct the attention to etc. 457.
announce, annunciatereport, report progressbringword, send word, leave word, write wordtelegraph, telephonewireretail, render an accountgive an account etc. (describe) 594state etc. (affirm) 535.
[disclose inadvertently or reluctantly] let slip, blurt out, spill the beans, unburden oneself of, let off one's chestdisclose etc. 529.
show causeexplain etc. (interpret) 522.
hintgiven an inkling ofgive a hint, drop a hint, throw out a hintinsinuateallude to, make allusion toglance attip the wink etc. (indicate) 550suggest, prompt, give the cue, breathewhisper, whisper in the ear.
give a bit of one's mindtell one plainly, tell once for allspeak volumes.
undeceive, unbeguileset right, correct, open the eyes of, disabuse, disillusion one of.
be informed of &c. — know etc. 490learn etc. 539get scent of, get wind of, gather fromawaken to, open one's eyes tobecome alive, become awake tohear, overhear, understand.
come to one's ears, come to one's knowledgereach one's ears.

adjective

informed etc. v. — communiquereported etc. v. — published etc. 531.
expressive etc. 516explicit etc. (open) 525, (clear) 518plain spoken &c., (artless) 703.
nuncupative, nuncupatory declaratory, expositoryenunciativecommunicative, communicatory.

adverb

from information received.

phrase

a little bird told meI heard it through the grapevine.



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