Report - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈpɔːrt|  American pronunciation of the word report
Brit.  |rɪˈpɔːt|  British pronunciation of the word report

noun

- a written document describing the findings of some individual or group (syn: study)
- the act of informing by verbal report(syn: account)
- a short account of the news(syn: account, story)
- a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing)
- a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment
- an essay (especially one written as an assignment) (syn: composition, paper, theme)
- the general estimation that the public has for a person(syn: reputation)

verb

- to give an account or representation of in words (syn: account, describe)
- announce as the result of an investigation or experience or finding
- announce one's presence
- make known to the authorities
- be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism(syn: cover)
- complain about; make a charge against

Examples

A special report on health

A report from our correspondent in China

She wrote a report of the meeting.

He gave a detailed report on the project.

She filled out a police report at the scene of the accident.

The government's report on crime in 2006

Unconfirmed reports state that over 100 people were hurt.

Police have received reports of gang activity in the neighborhood.

The murder was reported in the national news.

Several TV stations are reporting that the police are close to making an arrest.

Their job is to report the news accurately and fairly.

He was asked to report the details of the meeting.

Tomorrow the committee will report its findings on air pollution.

The doctor reported some improvement in her condition.

They were reported to be safe. / It was reported that they were safe.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: report
he/she/it: reports
present participle: reporting
past tense: reported
past participle: reported
noun
singular: report
plural: reports
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