reports, reporting, reported
1) VERB If you report something that has happened, you tell people about it.

[V n] They had been called in to clear drains after local people reported a foul smell...

[V n to n] I reported the theft to the police...

[V that] The officials also reported that two more ships were apparently heading for Malta...

[V with quote] `He seems to be all right now,' reported a relieved Taylor...

[be V-ed as -ing/-ed] The foreign secretary is reported as saying that force will have to be used if diplomacy fails...

[V n adj] She reported him missing the next day...

[be V-ed to-inf] Between forty and fifty people are reported to have died in the fighting. [Also it be V-ed that, V]

2) VERB If you report on an event or subject, you tell people about it, because it is your job or duty to do so.

[V on n] Many journalists based outside of Sudan have been refused visas to enter the country to report on political affairs...

[V to n] I'll now call at the vicarage and report to you in due course.

3) N-COUNT: usu with supp A report is a news article or broadcast which gives information about something that has just happened.

According to a report in London's Independent newspaper, he still has control over the remaining shares...

With a report on these developments, here's Jim Fish in Belgrade...

Press reports said that 65mm of water fell in twenty four hours.

4) N-COUNT: oft N on n, N by n A report is an official document which a group of people issue after investigating a situation or event.

The education committee will today publish its report on the supply of teachers for the 1990's...

A report by the Association of University Teachers finds that only 22 per cent of lecturers in our universities are women.

5) N-COUNT If you give someone a report on something, you tell them what has been happening.

She came back to give us a progress report on how the project is going...

It seemed obvious from his report of that meeting that you were trying to focus suspicion on Mr Hirsch.

6) N-COUNT: usu pl, N of n, N that (vagueness) If you say that there are reports that something has happened, you mean that some people say it has happened but you have no direct evidence of it.

There are unconfirmed reports that two people have been shot in the neighbouring town of Lalitpur...

There were no reports of casualties.

7) VERB If someone reports you to a person in authority, they tell that person about something wrong that you have done.

[V n to n] His ex-wife reported him to police a few days later...

[be V-ed for -ing/n] The Princess was reported for speeding twice on the same road within a week.

8) VERB If you report to a person or place, you go to that person or place and say that you are ready to start work or say that you are present.

[V to n] According to protocol, he first reported to the Director of the hospital...

[V to n] Mr Ashwell has to surrender his passport and report to the police every five days...

[V for n] None of the men had reported for duty.

9) VERB: no cont If you say that one employee reports to another, you mean that the first employee is told what to do by the second one and is responsible to them. [FORMAL]

[V to n] He reported to a section chief, who reported to a division chief, and so on up the line.

10) N-COUNT A school report is an official written account of how well or how badly a pupil has done during the term or year that has just finished. [BRIT]

And now she was getting bad school reports.

(in AM, use report card)
11) N-COUNT A report is a sudden loud noise, for example the sound of a gun being fired or an explosion. [FORMAL]

Soon afterwards there was a loud report as the fuel tanks exploded.

12) See also reporting
Phrasal Verbs:

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