Meaning of “report” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /rɪˈpɔːt/

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.

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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?

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.

(Definition of “report verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)