v. & n.
1 tr. a bring back or give an account of. b state as fact or news, narrate or describe or repeat, esp. as an eyewitness or hearer etc. c relate as spoken by another.
2 tr. make an official or formal statement about.
3 tr. (often foll. by to) name or specify (an offender or offence) (shall report you for insubordination; reported them to the police).
4 intr. (often foll. by to) present oneself to a person as having returned or arrived (report to the manager on arrival).
5 tr. (also absol.) take down word for word or summarize or write a description of for publication.
6 intr. make or draw up or send in a report.
7 intr. (often foll. by to) be responsible (to a superior, supervisor, etc.) (reports directly to the managing director).
8 tr. Parl. (of a committee chairman) announce that the committee has dealt with (a bill).
9 intr. (often foll. by of) give a report to convey that one is well, badly, etc. impressed (reports well of the prospects).
1 an account given or opinion formally expressed after investigation or consideration.
2 a description, summary, or reproduction of a scene or speech or law case, esp. for newspaper publication or broadcast.
3 common talk; rumour.
4 the way a person or thing is spoken of (I hear a good report of you).
5 a periodical statement on (esp. a school pupil's) work, conduct, etc.
6 the sound of an explosion.
Phrases and idioms:
report back deliver a report to the person, organization, etc. for whom one acts etc. reported speech the speaker's words with the changes of person, tense, etc. usual in reports, e.g. he said that he would go (opp. direct speech). report progress state what has been done so far. report stage (in the UK) the debate on a bill in the House of Commons or House of Lords after it is reported.
reportable adj. reportedly adv.
Etymology: ME f. OF reporter f. L reportare (as RE-, portare bring)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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