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verb     report pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlereporting
past tensereported
past participlereported
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to give information about something in a news article or broadcast

    The story was reported differently on every channel.

    report on:

    Three CNN journalists were sent to report on the conflict.

    report that:

    Our sources reported that the president had lost control of the country.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to provide information about something that exists or has happened
    report doing something:

    Witnesses reported hearing a loud noise before the airplane crashed.

    report that:

    The victim’s neighbors reported that they had heard gunshots during the night.

  3. 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. 4
    [transitive] to tell someone in authority about a crime, something dangerous, etc.
    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. 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 nine in the morning.

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