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    Difference between the following words

    Hi All,

    "What is the difference between 'Intimate her' and 'Inform her'?"

    anybody there to help me...


    Any help would be appreciated.



    Thanks in Advance,

    Jetking

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetking View Post
    Hi All,

    "What is the difference between 'Intimate her' and 'Inform her'?"

    anybody there to help me...


    Any help would be appreciated.



    Thanks in Advance,

    Jetking
    The exact meaning depends on th context for the sentence as you didn't provided any sentence I will explain you with the help of the following example

    Tom please intimate jack about the tomorrow’s meeting>>> it means kindly remind him that tomorrow we have a meeting although he knows that but tom is just reminding him

    Tom please inform jack about the tomorrow’s meeting>>> it means that jack do not know at all about the meeting tom will tell him about the meeting


    Hope it helps

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    Re: Difference between the following words

    Not a common usage of "intimate" -to intimate is to suggest without stating exactly
    "She intimated that she would resign if she did not get the vote."
    Inform means to tell - much more direct


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    Re: Difference between the following words

    'intimate' as a verb means to imply or hint :
    "He intimated that he might not be able to continue as honorary secretary."

    'inform' means to give (someone) definite facts or information; to tell
    "He wrote to her, informing her of the decision."

    Note that it is 'intimate' to (a person).

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