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report verb ( TELL )

  • tell My friend told me you were looking for me.
  • let someone know Let me know if you'd like to come.
  • give Can you give the message to Jo?
  • communicate A 60-second TV commercial isn't always the best way to communicate a complex medical message.
  • inform The relatives of the injured have been informed of the accident.
  • notify The school has to notify parents if their children do not arrive at school.
  • Witnesses reported seeing a huge orange fireball as the oil refinery exploded .
  • Shortly before the crash the pilot had reported a malfunction of the aircraft's navigation system .
  • Her disappearance was reported to the police department's Missing Persons Bureau.
  • Do you have anything to report?
  • Several journalists have been killed or injured by stray bullets while reporting on the civil war .
  • dream sequence
  • narratively
  • omniscient narrator
  • paint a picture (of something) idiom
  • personalize
  • personification
  • world-building

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report verb ( GO )

  • access code
  • be on the scene idiom
  • infiltration
  • roll up! idiom
  • set foot in somewhere idiom

Phrasal verbs

Report noun [c] ( description ).

  • The report contains numerous demonstrable errors .
  • The prime minister issued a denial of the report that she is about to resign .
  • The content of her report is shrouded in secrecy .
  • We file these reports under country of origin .
  • The newspaper reports of the discussion only roughly approximated to what was actually said.
  • construction
  • impact assessment
  • impact statement
  • interpretation
  • job evaluation
  • prognosticate
  • prognostication
  • re-evaluation
  • value judgment

report noun [C] ( NOISE )

  • bang She slammed the door with a bang.
  • slam The window closed with a slam.
  • clash I can still hear the clash of metal against metal during the car crash.
  • clank My mechanic asked me to describe the clanks that my engine makes.
  • clang The jail door closed with a resounding clang.
  • thump He dropped his suitcase with a loud thump and sprinted up the steps.
  • bang around
  • tintinnabulation
  • white noise

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  • American English : reporting / rɪˈpɔrtɪŋ /
  • Brazilian Portuguese : jornalismo
  • Chinese : 新闻报道
  • European Spanish : cobertura
  • French : reportages
  • German : Berichterstattung
  • Italian : cronaca
  • Japanese : 報道
  • Korean : 보도
  • European Portuguese : jornalismo
  • Latin American Spanish : cobertura
  • Thai : การรายงานข่าว

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an account or statement describing in detail an event, situation, or the like, usually as the result of observation, inquiry, etc.: a report on the peace conference; a medical report on the patient.

a statement or announcement.

a widely circulated statement or item of news; rumor; gossip.

an account of a speech, debate, meeting, etc., especially as taken down for publication.

a loud noise, as from an explosion: the report of a distant cannon.

a statement of a student's grades, level of achievement, or academic standing for or during a prescribed period of time.

Computers . output, especially printed, containing organized information.

a statement of a judicial opinion or decision, or of a case argued and determined in a court of justice.

reports, Law . a collection of adjudications.

repute; reputation; fame: a man of bad report.

to carry and repeat, as an answer or message; repeat, as what one has heard.

to relate, as what has been learned by observation or investigation.

to give or render a formal account or statement of: to report a deficit.

to send back (a bill, amendment, etc.) to a legislative body with a formal report outlining findings and recommendations (often followed by out ): The committee reported out the bill.

to make a charge against (a person), as to a superior: I intend to report him to the dean for cheating.

to make known the presence, condition, or whereabouts of: to report a ship missing.

to present (oneself) to a person in authority, as in accordance with requirements.

to take down (a speech, lecture, etc.) in writing.

to write an account of (an event, situation, etc.), as for publication in a newspaper.

to relate or tell.

to prepare, make, or submit a report of something observed, investigated, or the like.

to serve or work as a reporter , as for a newspaper.

to make one's condition or whereabouts known, as to a person in authority: to report sick.

to present oneself duly, as at a place: to report to Room 101.

Idioms about report

on report , Military . (of personnel) under restriction pending disciplinary action.

Origin of report

Other words for report, other words from report.

  • re·port·a·ble, adjective
  • non·re·port·a·ble, adjective
  • non·re·port·ed, adjective
  • o·ver·re·port, verb
  • pre·re·port, noun, verb
  • qua·si-re·port·ed, adjective
  • sub·re·port, noun
  • un·re·port·a·ble, adjective
  • un·re·port·ed, adjective
  • well-re·port·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use report in a sentence

Vaccine coverage is a good proxy for the state of that country’s healthcare access, the report notes.

The report being delayed has no impact on your rankings, crawling or indexing.

It would have had to have been someone who had access to the actual report or got it from someone who did.

He earlier said he would provide a “detail report ” to address the allegations.

The company made allusions to potential legal action and also said it plans to bring the report to the attention of the Securities of Exchange Commission.

At first—it was the early stages of reporting—I was amused at having been so crassly underestimated.

The cameraman was reporting on the factory catching fire when the inevitable happened.

And Duke was a closet Nazi getting exposed by an avalanche of reporting.

The pilot had earlier called air-traffic control reporting heavy clouds and asked to move up to 38,000 feet from 32,000 feet.

In 2008, he was arrested for reporting about the abuse of prisoners in Syrian jails.

Both Lawrence and Dan bitterly felt the disgrace of reporting back to Lexington under arrest.

When the transfer came Harry was overjoyed, and lost no time in reporting at Rolla, where Lawrence was organizing his company.

But Trenchard and his confederates were not content with simply reporting the fact.

He came back presently, reporting that the crew were all sound asleep, and everything quiet around the camp.

But threats of reporting to headquarters prevailed, and one by one the coins dropped and jingled in his hand.

British Dictionary definitions for report

/ ( rɪˈpɔːt ) /

an account prepared for the benefit of others, esp one that provides information obtained through investigation and published in a newspaper or broadcast

a statement made widely known; rumour : according to report, he is not dead

an account of the deliberations of a committee, body, etc : a report of parliamentary proceedings

British a statement on the progress, academic achievement, etc, of each child in a school, written by teachers and sent to the parents or guardian annually or each term

a written account of a case decided at law, giving the main points of the argument on each side, the court's findings, and the decision reached

comment on a person's character or actions; reputation : he is of good report here

a sharp loud noise, esp one made by a gun

to give an account (of); describe

to give an account of the results of an investigation (into) : to report on housing conditions

(of a committee, legislative body, etc) to make a formal report on (a bill)

(tr) to complain about (a person), esp to a superior : I'll report you to the teacher

(tr) to reveal information about (a fugitive, escaped prisoner, etc) esp concerning his whereabouts

(intr) to present oneself or be present at an appointed place or for a specific purpose : report to the manager's office

(intr) to say or show that one is (in a certain state) : to report fit

( intr foll by to ) to be responsible to and under the authority of : the plant manager reports to the production controller

(intr) to act as a reporter for a newspaper or for radio or television

law to take down in writing details of (the proceedings of a court of law) as a record or for publication

Derived forms of report

  • reportable , adjective

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