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- (General American) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈpɔɹt/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈpɔːt/
- (General Australian) IPA(key): /ɹəˈpoːt/
- (rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈpo(ː)ɹt/
- (non-rhotic, without the horse–hoarse merger) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈpoət/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)t
- (transitive, intransitive) To relate details of (an event or incident); to recount, describe (something). [from 15th c.]
- 2013 January 1, Paul Bartel, Ashli Moore, “Avian Migration: The Ultimate Red-Eye Flight”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 1, page 47–48:
- Many of these classic methods are still used, with some modern improvements. For example, with the aid of special microphones and automated sound detection software, ornithologists recently reported […] that pine siskins (Spinus pinus) undergo an irregular, nomadic type of nocturnal migration.
- (transitive) To repeat (something one has heard), to retell; to pass on, convey (a message, information etc.). [from 15thc.]
- (obsolete, reflexive) To take oneself (to someone or something) for guidance or support; to appeal. [15th-18thc.]
- 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, “ij”, in Le Morte Darthur, book XVIII:
- thenne they ansuerd by and by that they coude not excuse the quene / […] / Allas sayd the quene I made this dyner for a good entente / and neuer for none euyl soo almyghty god me help in my ryght as I was neuer purposed to doo suche euylle dedes / and that I reporte me vnto god
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- (formal, transitive) To notify someone of (particular intelligence, suspicions, illegality, misconduct etc.); to make notification to relevant authorities; to submit a formal report of. [from 15thc.]
- For insurance reasons, I had to report the theft to the local police station.
- (transitive) To make a formal statement, especially of complaint, about (someone). [from 19thc.]
- If you do that again I'll report you to the boss.
- (intransitive) To show up or appear at an appointed time; to present oneself. [from 19thc.]
- (transitive, intransitive) To write news reports (for); to cover as a journalist or reporter. [from 19thc.]
- Andrew Marr reports now on more in-fighting at Westminster.
- Every newspaper reported the war.
- (intransitive) To be accountable to or subordinate to (someone) in a hierarchy; to receive orders from (someone); to give official updates to (someone who is above oneself in a hierarchy).
- The financial director reports to the CEO.
- Now that I've been promoted, I report to Benjamin, whom I loathe.
- (politics, dated) To return or present as the result of an examination or consideration of any matter officially referred.
- The committee reported the bill with amendments, or reported a new bill, or reported the results of an inquiry.
- To take minutes of (a speech, the doings of a public body, etc.); to write down from the lips of a speaker.
- (obsolete) To refer.
- 1639, Thomas Fuller, “Baldwine the Fourth Succeedeth; His Education under William the Reverend Archbishop of Tyre”, in The Historie of the Holy Warre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: […] Thomas Buck, one of the printers to the Universitie of Cambridge [and sold by John Williams, London], OCLC 913016526, book II, page 94:
- (transitive, intransitive, obsolete, rare) To return or repeat, as sound; to echo.
- 1631, Francis [Bacon], “(please specify |century=I to X)”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. […], 3rd edition, London: […] VVilliam Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee […], OCLC 1044372886:
- a church with windows only from above […] that reporteth the voice twelve or thirteen times
to relate details of
to repeat, retell, pass on
to notify formally
to be accountable
to write news reports
to appear or present oneself
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report (plural reports)
- A piece of information describing, or an account of certain events given or presented to someone, with the most common adpositions being by (referring to creator of the report) and on (referring to the subject).
- A report by the telecommunications ministry on the phone network revealed a severe capacity problem.
- 2011 December 16, Denis Campbell, “Hospital staff 'lack skills to cope with dementia patients'”, in Guardian:
- Hospitals are failing to care properly for the growing number of people with dementia, according to an NHS-funded report, which has prompted demands for big improvements to help patients.
- 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 36:
- I love thee in such sort / As, thou being mine, mine is thy good report.
- 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
- Certain it is that if he had been daft before, he now ran wild in his pranks, and an evil report of him was in every mouth.
- 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 36:
- (firearms) The sharp, loud sound from a gun or explosion.
- An employee whose position in a corporate hierarchy is below that of a particular manager.
- Synonym: subordinate
information describing events
(ballistics) the sharp, loud sound from a gun or explosion
an employee whose position in a corporate hierarchy is below that of a particular manager
report m (plural reports)
- “report”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.