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Verb: report  ri'port
  1. To give an account or representation of in words
    "Discreet Italian police reported it in a manner typically continental";
    - describe, account
  2. Announce as the result of an investigation, experience or finding
    "Dozens of incidents of wife beatings are reported daily in this city"; "The team reported significant advances in their research"
  3. Announce one's presence
    "I report to work every day at 9 o'clock"
  4. Make known to the authorities
    "One student reported the other to the principal"
  5. Be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
    "Snow reported on China in the 1950's";
    - cover
  6. Complain about; make a charge against
    "I reported her to the supervisor"
Noun: report  ri'port
  1. A written document describing the findings of some individual or group
    "this accords with the recent report by Hill and Dale";
    - study, written report
  2. The act of informing by verbal report
    "he heard reports that they were causing trouble";
    - account
  3. A short account of the news
    "the report of his speech";
    - news report, story, account, write up
  4. A sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing)
    "they heard a violent report followed by silence"
  5. A written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment
    "his father signed his report card";
    - report card
  6. An essay (especially one written as an assignment)
    "he got an A on his report";
    - composition, paper, theme
  7. The general estimation that the public has for a person
    "he was a person of bad report";
    - reputation

Derived forms: reported, reporting, reports

Type of: announce, complain, denote, document, essay, estimate, estimation, gen [Brit, informal], info [informal], inform, information, informing, kick [informal], kvetch [N. Amer, informal], making known, moan, news, noise, papers, plain [archaic], sound off, written document

Encyclopedia: Report