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English definition of “report”

report

verb (TELL)    /rɪˈpɔːt/ US  /-ˈpɔːrt/
B1 [I or T] to give a description of something or information about it to someone: We rang the insurance company to report the theft. The assassination was reported in all the newspapers. I want you to report (to me) on progress (= on what you have done) every Friday. [+ -ing verb] Spies reported seeing a build-up of soldiers. [+ obj + adj ] He was reported missing in action. The inquiry reports (= will officially make its results known) next week.Describing and telling stories be reported to be/do sth to be described by people as being or doing a particular thing although there is no real proof: The storm is reported to have killed five people.Revealing secrets and becoming known [T] to make a complaint to a person in authority about something or someone: My neighbours reported me to the police for firing my rifle in the garden.Complaining
(Definition of report verb (TELL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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