Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 527. Information.
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class IV. Words Relating to the Intellectual Faculties
Division (II) Communication of Ideas
Section II. Modes of Communication
527. Information.
NOUN:INFORMATION, advisement [archaic], enlightenment, acquaintance, knowledge [See Knowledge]; publicity [See Publication].
  mention; acquainting &c. v.; instruction (teaching) [See Teaching]; outpouring; intercommunication, communicativeness.
  INTIMATION, communication, notice, notification, enunciation, annunciation, announcement, communiqué [F.]; representation, round robin, presentment.
  REPORT, advise, monition; news [See News]; return (record) [See Record]; account (description) [See Description]; statement (affirmation) [See Affirmation]; case, estimate, specification.
  DISPATCH or despatch, message, wire [colloq.], cable [colloq.], telegram (news) [See News]; telephone, phone [colloq.], radiophone, wireless telephone, telegraphone.
  INFORMANT, authority, teller, annunciator, harbinger, herald, intelligencer [now rare], reporter, exponent, mouthpiece; spokesman (interpreter) [See Interpreter]; informer, eavesdropper, delator, detective, bull [slang, U. S.], sleuth [colloq.]; mouchard [F.], spy, newsmonger; messenger [See Messenger]; amicus curiœ [L.].
  GUIDE, valet de place [F.], cicerone, pilot, guidebook, handbook; vade mecum [L.], manual; map, plan, chart, gazetteer; itinerary (journey) [See Journey].
  HINT, suggestion, innuendo, inkling, whisper, passing word, word in the ear, subaudition, subauditur, cue, byplay; gesture (indication) [See Indication]; gentle -, broad- hint; verbum sapienti [L.]; word to the wise; insinuation (latency) [See Latency].
VERB:TELL; inform, - of; acquaint, - with; impart, - to; make acquainted with, apprise, advise, enlighten, awaken.
  let fall, mention, express, intimate, represent, communicate, make known; publish [See Publication]; notify, signify, specify, convey the knowledge of; retail, render an account; give an account (describe) [See Description]; state (affirm) [See Affirmation].
  let one know, have one know; give one to understand; give notice; set -, lay -, put- before; point out, put into one’s head; put one in possession of; instruct (teach) [See Teaching]; direct the attention to [See Attention].
  ANNOUNCE, annunciate; report, - progress; bring -, send -, leave -, write- word; telegraph, wire [colloq.], telephone, phone [colloq.].
  DISCLOSE [See Disclosure]; show cause; explain (interpret) [See Interpretation].
  HINT; give an inkling of; give -, drop -, throw out- a hint; insinuate; allude to, make allusion to; glance at; tip off [slang], give one a tip [colloq.]; tip the wink [slang] (indicate) [See Indication]; suggest, prompt, give the cue, breathe; whisper, - in the ear.
  BERATE, scold, chide, strafe [colloq.], score [colloq., U. S.], dress down [colloq.], reprove, trim [slang], rate; give one a -bit, -piece- of one’s mind; tell one -plainly, - once for all; speak volumes.
  UNDECEIVE, unbeguile; set right, correct, open the eyes of, disabuse.
  BE INFORMED OF &c.; know [See Knowledge]; learn [See Learning]; get scent of, gather from; sleuth [colloq.]; awaken to, open one’s eyes to; become -alive, - awake- to; hear, understand; come to one’s -ears, - knowledge; reach one’s ears; overhear (hear) [See Hearing]; get wise to [slang].
ADJECTIVE:INFORMED &c. v.; communiqué [F.]; informational, advisory, intelligential; reported &c. v.; published [See Publication].
  expressive [See Meaning]; explicit (open) [See Manifestation], (clear) [See Intelligibility]; plain-spoken (artless) [See Artlessness].
  DECLARATORY, declarative, enunciative, nunciative [rare], annunciative [rare], enunciatory, insinuant [rare]; oral, nuncupative [said of oral wills], nuncupatory [obs.]; expository; communicative, communicatory.
ADVERB:FROM INFORMATION RECEIVED; according to -reports, - suggestion, - rumor; from notice given; by the underground route; as a matter of -general information, - common report; in the air; according to -, from- what one can gather.
  1. A little bird told me.
  2. Foul whisperings are abroad.—Macbeth



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