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I UK [rɪˈpɔː(r)t] / US [rɪˈpɔrt] noun [countable]
Word forms "report":
singular report plural reports
1)
a) a spoken or written account that gives information about a particular subject, situation, or event

According to the police report, the victim died of a knife wound.

the company's annual report

report on:

We have to write a short report on the conference.

b) mainly spoken details about something that has been happening in your life

We expect a full report when you get back from Greece.


Collocations:
Verbs frequently used with report as the object ▪  confirm, deny, dismiss, issue, refute, release
2) an article or broadcast that gives information about something that is happening in the news

Our next report contains images that some viewers might find upsetting.

report on:

Did you see that report about house prices in London?

3) an official document on a particular subject, often made by a group of people after studying a problem or situation carefully

A new report shows violent crime is on the increase.

report on:

a government-sponsored report on inner-city unemployment

I can't comment on the causes of the accident until I have seen the report's conclusions.

4) a piece of information about an event, that may or may not be true
report of:

We're getting reports of a fresh outbreak of fighting in the region.

report that:

The hospital refused to confirm reports that the nurses are considering a strike.

5) British a document written by a teacher giving details of a student's work in a school. The American word is report card.
6) formal a sudden loud noise caused by a gun or an explosion

II UK [rɪˈpɔː(r)t] / US [rɪˈpɔrt] verb
Word forms "report":
present tense I/you/we/they report he/she/it reports present participle reporting past tense reported past participle reported
1) [intransitive/transitive] to give information about something in a news article or broadcast

The story was reported differently on every news channel.

report on:

Three journalists were sent to report on the conflict.

report that:

Correspondents reported that the president had lost control of the country.

2) [transitive] to provide information about something that exists or has happened

Wholesalers report a sharp increase in sales of organic vegetables.

report doing something:

Witnesses reported hearing a loud noise before the plane crashed.

report that:

The victim's neighbours reported that they had heard gunshots in the night.

3) [transitive] to produce an official statement or written document about a particular subject, especially after studying it carefully

The committee will report the results of its investigation tomorrow.

4) [transitive] to tell someone in authority about a crime, something dangerous etc

Passers-by reported smoke coming from the abandoned factory.

report something to someone:

If you see anything suspicious, you must report it to the appropriate authorities.

report someone/something missing:

The boys were reported missing when they didn't come home for dinner.

5) [intransitive] to tell someone that you are present or ready to start working
report to:

Cline always reported to his manager first thing in the morning.

report for duty:

Officers should report for duty no later than Wednesday, 9.15.

Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

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