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report

verb
 
 
/rɪˈpɔːt/
DESCRIBE [I, T] B1 to describe a recent event or situation, especially on television, radio, or in a newspaper: Jo Smith reports on recent developments. [+ that] She reported that the situation had changed dramatically. [+ doing sth] A woman outside the shop reported seeing the gun.The press and news reportingDescribing and telling stories
TELL [T] B1 to tell someone in authority that something has happened, especially an accident or crime: He should have reported the accident immediately. Have you reported the fault to a technician?Announcing, informing and stating
COMPLAIN [T] to complain about someone's behaviour to someone in authority: I'm going to report him to the police. Duncan's been reported for smoking.Complaining
(Definition of report verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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