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English definition of “report”

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 Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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