(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
What one is told
1. information, enlightenment, acquaintance, knowledge; data; publicity (see publication); communication, intimation; notice, notification; word, advice, annunciation; announcement; representation, presentment, infographics, infomercial; case, estimate, specification, report, monition; release, communiqué, dispatch, press kit; tidings, bulletin, news, intelligence, dope; returns, record; account, description; statement, affirmation; information literacy; information explosion, information highway. Informal, inside story, promo, a thing or two, two cents; info[r]mercial. Slang, info, lowdown, scuttlebutt, spin, cold-lamping.
2. mention, acquainting; instruction, teaching; outpouring; intercommunication, communicativeness; hint, suggestion, innuendo, implication, allusion, inkling, whisper, passing word; word, bug, or flea in the ear; subaudition, cue, byplay; gesture (see indication); gentle or broad hint; whisper campaign; word to the wise; insinuation; subliminal suggestion. Slang, hot tip.
3. informer, informant, authority, teller, spokesperson, intelligencer, publisher, broadcaster, newscaster, commentator, reporter, mouthpiece; informer, talebearer, scandalmonger, tattletale, tout, eavesdropper; detective, spy (See inquiry); crier, herald; newsmonger; messenger (see agent); amicus curiae; pilot, guide. Informal, squealer, tipster. Slang, snitcher, [stool] pigeon, nark, rat, fink, cheese-eater, pig brother.
4. guidebook, handbook; manual; map, plan, chart, gazetteer; itinerary (see travel). See direction.
5. rumor, gossip, hearsay; scandal, tidbit, canard; item, topic, talk of the town, common currency, byword, household word. Informal, earful, [prittle]prattle; sack mouth. Slang, juice, skinny, pop junk.
1. inform, tell, acquaint, impart, convey, make acquainted with, apprise, advise, enlighten, awaken; give a piece of one's mind, tell one plainly, speak volumes, open up; let fall, mention, express, intimate, represent, communicate, make known; publish (see publication); notify, signify, specify, disclose (see disclosure); undeceive, correct, disabuse, open the eyes of; let one know; give one to understand; give notice; point out; instruct, teach; direct the attentionto. Informal, fill one in on, put wise, cue or clue in.
2. announce, annunciate, report; bring, send, leave, or give word; retail, render, or give an account (see description); state, affirm (see affirmation).
3. hint, give an inkling of, imply, insinuate, intimate, get or drive at; allude to, suggest, prompt, give the cue, breathe; get to; tattle, spill, whisper; have something on, get the goods on; inform on, betray, turn state's evidence. Informal, tip off; put a flea or bug in one's ear; tell on, let in on, spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag. Slang, rat, blab, [drop a] dime, flip, snitch, double-cross, squeal, fink, riff; sell down the river, turn in, finger.
4. be informed, know (see knowledge); learn, receive news, get wind or scent of; gather (from); awaken to, open one's eyes to; become alive or awake to; hear, overhear, find out, understand; come to one's ears, come to one's knowledge, reach one's ears. Informal, catch on. Slang, get wise to, wise up.
5. gossip. Slang, bad-mouth.
Adjectives — informative, informational, reported, published; expressive, explicit, open, clear, plainspoken; declaratory, expository; communicative, communicatory; informed, knowledgeable.
Phrases — gossip is the lifeblood of society; gossip is vice enjoyed vicariously; those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones; dead men tell no tales; never tell tales out of school; information is power.
Quotations — Enter Rumor, painted full of tongues (Shakespeare), Be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny (Shakespeare), Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea (Henry Fielding), Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies (Jane Austen), The smallest fact is a window through which the infinite may be seen (Aldous Huxley), Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please (Mark Twain), Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense (Gertrude Stein).
Antonyms, see concealment.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Derived knowledge]
Syn. acquired facts, learning, erudition; see data , knowledge 1 .
2. [News]
Syn. report, notice, message; see news 1 , 2 .
See Synonym Study at knowledge .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
data, facts, intelligence, knowledge, *dope, *lowdown, news, communication, *skinny.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. That which is known; the sum of what has been perceived, discovered, or inferred: knowledge, lore, wisdom. See KNOWLEDGE. 2. That which is known about a specific subject or situation: data, fact (used in plural), intelligence, knowledge, lore. See KNOWLEDGE.

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