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. Verb
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. See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French, from reporter to bring back, report, from Latin reportare, from re- + portare to carry — more at fare
: to make a statement about or description of : relate
: to describe and discuss in a newspaper article or broadcast
report a baseball game
: to act as a reporter
report on the latest developments
: to return or present (a matter officially given over to a committee) with conclusions and suggestions
: to make known to the proper authorities
report a fire
: to make a charge of misconduct against
report a student for lateness
: to present oneself
report for duty
: to work as a subordinate
reports to the vice president
1 of 2noun
: a usually detailed account or statement: as
: an account or statement of the facts of a case heard and of the decision and opinion of the court or of a quasi-judicial tribunal determining the case
: a written submission of a question of law (as by a lower court) to an appellate court for review before final decision is entered
: a usually formal and sometimes official statement giving the conclusions and recommendations of a person (as a master) or group (as a legislative committee) authorized or delegated to consider a matter or proposal
the committee made an unfavorable report on the bill
: a usually formal account of the results of an investigation given by a person or group delegated or authorized to make the investigation
: an analysis of operations and progress and a statement of future plans made at stated intervals by an administrator or executive or group of executives to those to whom such a report is owed
the board of directors issued its annual report to the stockholders
2 of 2transitive verb
: to make a written record or summary of
report a case
: to make a shorthand record of
: to give a formal or official account or statement of
: to return or present (a matter officially referred for consideration) with conclusions or recommendations