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  1. re·port
    IPA[rəˈpôrt]
  2. verb

    • 1. give a spoken or written account of something that one has observed, heard, done, or investigated:

      the representative reported a decline in milk and meat production police reported that the flood waters were abating the teacher should report on the child's progress
      Synonym : announce, describe, give an account of, tell of, detail, delineate, outline, communicate, pass on, relay, divulge, disclose, reveal, make public, publish, circulate, set out, set forth, put out, post, broadcast, blazon, herald, proclaim, declare, publicize, promulgate, document, record, chronicle, adumbrate
    • 2. cover an event or subject as a journalist or a reporter:

      the public disliked the way that the media reported on the scandal the Egyptian news agency reported that a coup attempt had taken place the paper reported a secret program by the country to build nuclear warheads
      Synonym : investigate, look into, inquire into, survey, research, study, write about, write an account of, broadcast details of, cover, describe, give details of, write up, commentate on
    • 3. used to indicate that something has been stated, although one cannot confirm its accuracy:

      these hoaxers are reported to be hacking into airline frequencies to impersonate air traffic controllers
    • 4. make a formal statement or complaint about (someone or something) to the necessary authority:

      undisclosed illegalities are reported to the company's directors eight horses have been reported missing in the last month
      Synonym : make a complaint against, make a charge against, inform on, tattle on, accuse, blow the whistle on, shop, tell on, squeal on, rat on, split on, peach on, grass on, delate on
    • 5. (of a legislative committee) formally announce that the committee has dealt with (a bill):

      the Chairman shall report the Bill to the House
      Synonym : announce, describe, give an account of, tell of, detail, delineate, outline, communicate, pass on, relay, divulge, disclose, reveal, make public, publish, circulate, set out, set forth, put out, post, broadcast, blazon, herald, proclaim, declare, publicize, promulgate, document, record, chronicle, adumbrate
    • 6. present oneself formally as having arrived at a particular place or as ready to do something:

      he was given three days to say goodbye to his family and report for active duty
      Synonym : present oneself, arrive, appear, turn up, clock in, sign in, make oneself known, announce oneself, come, be present, clock on, punch in, punch the (time) clock, show up
    • 7. be responsible to (a superior or supervisor):

      the appointee will report to the chairman of the committee

    noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: report, plural noun: reports

    • v.: verb: report, 3rd person present: reports, gerund or present participle: reporting, past tense: reported, past participle: reported

    • verb

      give a spoken or written account of something that one has observed, heard, done, or investigated:

      cover an event or subject as a journalist or a reporter:

    • noun

      an account given of a particular matter, especially in the form of an official document, after thorough investigation or consideration by an appointed person or body:

      a spoken or written description of an event or situation, especially one intended for publication or broadcasting in the media:

    • adjective

      having been formally or officially announced or described:

      described or talked of, but not verified or confirmed:

    • adjective

      having been formally or officially announced or described:

      described or talked of, but not verified or confirmed:

    • noun

      a teacher's written assessment of a student's work, progress, and conduct, sent home to a parent or guardian:

      an evaluation of performance:

    • noun

      a company's yearly report to shareholders, documenting its activities and finances in the previous financial year:
    • verb

      provide details about (one's circumstances, typically one's medical or psychological condition):
    • (especially of a prisoner or member of the armed forces) on a disciplinary charge
    • noun

      a separate report presented by members of a committee or other group who disagree with the majority.
    • noun

      a teacher's written assessment of a pupil's work, progress, and conduct, sent home to a parent or guardian:

      an evaluation of performance:

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