DESCRIBE [I, T] › 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. TELL [T] › 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? 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.