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English noun: report

1. report (communication) a written document describing the findings of some individual or group


SamplesThis accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale.


Synonymsstudy, written report


Broader (hypernym)document, papers, written document


Narrower (hyponym)assay, blue book, case study, green paper, medical report, position paper, progress report, white book, white paper

2. report (communication) the act of informing by verbal report


SamplesHe heard reports that they were causing trouble.
By all accounts they were a happy couple.


Synonymsaccount


Broader (hypernym)informing, making known


Narrower (hyponym)anecdote, comment, debriefing, direct discourse, direct quotation, gossip, indirect discourse, megillah, narration, recital, scuttlebutt, summarisation, summarization, yarn

3. report (communication) a short account of the news


SamplesThe report of his speech.
The story was on the 11 o'clock news.
The account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious.


Synonymsaccount, news report, story, write up


Broader (hypernym)news


Narrower (hyponym)bulletin, communique, despatch, dispatch, exclusive, newsletter, newssheet, scoop, urban legend

4. report (event) a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing)


SamplesThey heard a violent report followed by silence.


Broader (hypernym)noise

5. report (communication) a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment


SamplesHis father signed his report card.


Synonymsreport card


Broader (hypernym)info, information

6. report (communication) an essay (especially one written as an assignment)


SamplesHe got an A on his composition.


Synonymscomposition, paper, theme


Broader (hypernym)essay


Narrower (hyponym)term paper

7. report (cognition) the general estimation that the public has for a person


SamplesHe acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing.
He was a person of bad report.


Synonymsreputation


Broader (hypernym)estimate, estimation


English verb: report

1. report (communication) to give an account or representation of in words


SamplesDiscreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental.


ExamplesThey report that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsaccount, describe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)inform

2. report (communication) announce as the result of an investigation or experience or finding


SamplesDozens of incidents of wife beatings are reported daily in this city.
The team reported significant advances in their research.


ExamplesThey report the information to them


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)announce, denote

3. report (communication) announce one's presence


SamplesI report to work every day at 9 o'clock.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)announce, denote


Narrower (hyponym)check in, check out, clock off, clock out, punch out, sign in

4. report (communication) make known to the authorities


SamplesOne student reported the other to the principal.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)inform

5. report (communication) be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism


SamplesSnow reported on China in the 1950's.
The cub reporter covered New York City.


ExamplesThey won't report the story


Synonymscover


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)inform


Verb groupcover

6. report (communication) complain about; make a charge against


SamplesI reported her to the supervisor.


ExamplesSam cannot report Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off









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