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re·port

report

 
 
pronunciation:
rih port
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
grammatical pattern:
verb + that, verb + to smby + that, VERB + GERUND
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a statement or account of something, usu. detailed.
I did a good deal of research on the subject and then wrote up my report.The report on India included some interesting statistics.Did you hear the news report last night?
similar words:
account, bulletin, pop, proceeding, statement, study
definition 2: an account of something that is widely circulated.
We were alarmed by the report of a number of break-ins in the neighborhood.
synonyms:
news
definition 3: an account of a person's performance, esp. a student's grades.
Her hard work was reflected in her grade report.
definition 4: a loud or explosive noise.
We heard the report of a rifle in the distance.
synonyms:
bang, blast, crack, noise, sound
similar words:
pop
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: reports, reporting, reported
definition 1: to prepare and present an account or statement of.
The detective reported the results of his investigation.The Times reported the story last week.
synonyms:
relate
similar words:
announce, chronicle, delineate, describe, detail, disclose, record, recount, reveal, state, tell, write, write up
definition 2: to write or give an account of for publication or distribution.
This channel reports the news twenty-four hours a day.
synonyms:
print, publish
similar words:
cover, write, write up
definition 3: to make a charge or complaint against.
I reported the thief to the police.
similar words:
accuse, charge, denounce, inform against, tattle on
definition 4: to tell; relate.
The doctor reported the results of the surgery to the waiting relatives.A witness reported that there had been an accident.[verb + that ] The man reported to the police that he'd seen someone enter the building.[verb + to smby + that ] A neighbor reported hearing a very loud noise around eleven o'clock.[VERB + GERUND ]
synonyms:
relate, state, tell
similar words:
cover, describe, detail, divulge, narrate, recount, rehearse, repeat, say
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to prepare and present an account of something.
When she's gathered all the details about it, she'll report to us.
synonyms:
tell
definition 2: to function as a newspaper reporter.
He's been reporting for the Times for several years now.
similar words:
investigate, write
definition 3: to present oneself.
She reported for work two hours early.The soldiers reported for duty.
synonyms:
show up
similar words:
appear, arrive, check in, present oneself
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derivation: reportable (adj.)
Word Builder: report +
  • reporter:
    a person who reports the news for a newspaper, a magazine, or a radio or television station.
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