From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishreportre‧port1 /rɪˈpɔːt $ -ɔːrt/ ●●● S2 W1 noun [countable] 1 DESCRIBEa written or spoken description of a situation or event, giving people the information they need → accountreport of/on/about Colleges have to provide a written report on the progress of each student during the year.2 TCREPORTa piece of writing in a newspaper about something that is happening, or part of a news programme → reporter According to recent news reports, two of the victims are Americans.report on/of media reports of the food shortages3 TELLan official document that carefully considers a particular subjectreport on a recent report on child abuse4 RUMOUR/RUMORinformation that something has happened, which may or may not be truereport of Police received reports of a bomb threat at the airport at 11:28 p.m. Government officials have denied reports of rebel advances.report that a report that he had been killed5 British EnglishSES a written statement by teachers about a child’s work at school, which is sent to his or her parents SYN report card American English 6 British English someone who works for a particular manager Only Gordon’s direct reports are attending the course.7 formalCPMW the noise of an explosion or shot a loud reportCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 1: a written or spoken description of a situation or event, giving people the information they needverbswrite a reportHer social worker has written a report on the case.make a reportWe make regular progress reports to our manager.give a report (=make a report, usually a spoken one)He came to the office to give his report in person.prepare a reportThe surveyor will view the property and prepare a full report.submit a report formal (=give a written report to someone)Doctors will have to submit weekly reports.a report says/states (that)The report said that it would cost another £250 million to repair the damage.ADJECTIVESa full/detailed reportA full report will be prepared for the next committee meeting.an official/formal reportBlack graduates still face discrimination from employers, according to an official report. a written reportMr Thomas asked me to send him a written report.a confidential report (=one that only a few people see)He made a confidential report to UN headquarters in New York.an autopsy report (also a post-mortem report British English) (=that shows the results of an examination on a dead body to find the cause of death)The autopsy report gave the cause of death as alcohol poisoning. COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 4: information that something has happened, which may or may not be trueverbsreceive a reportAmnesty has received repeated reports of violation of detention procedures.have a report (=receive one)The police say they had reports of a gang shooting in East London.confirm a reportA spokesman refused to confirm reports that the aircraft had previously suffered an engine fire.deny a reportGovernment officials have denied reports of rebel advances.dismiss a report (=refuse to consider it because you believe it is not true)A Treasury official yesterday dismissed the reports as ‘pure speculation’.ADJECTIVES/NOUNS + reportan unconfirmed report (=not yet supported by official information)There are unconfirmed reports that up to 2,000 people have been killed.an eyewitness/first-hand report (=from someone who saw what happened)Some were beaten and tortured according to first-hand reports from former prisoners.a reliable reportOn Sunday there were reliable reports of a group of whales off the Devon coast.an unofficial reportAccording to unofficial reports, the president had talks with Palestinian leaders.conflicting reports (=reports saying very different things)Conflicting reports continued to emerge from the area.a misleading report (=likely to make you believe something that is not true)This isn’t the first time the industry has published misleading reports based on incomplete data.
Examples from the Corpusreport• Amnesty International released another report on the government's use of torture.• Previous case reports of piroxicam induced submassive necrosis have described the onset of jaundice three days and three weeks after beginning piroxicam.• It also warns that the legislation that followed the Monopolies and Mergers Commission report in 1989 has been a flop.• So, armed with consultants' reports on the favorable economic impact, they offer to provide buildings or infrastructure.• We're getting reports from the scene of the fighting that 12 hostages have been killed.• It connects computer applications, merges reports, builds pictures, develops concepts.• As more reports emerge about his business affairs, his re-election looks increasingly unlikely.• During the war, most reports were compiled under government restrictions.• News reports suggest that over 300 people may have died.• Newspaper reports say Woods is "delighted" with his success.• First and foremost, says a recent report by the National Center for Policy Analysis, is simplicity.• The report is based on visits to schools in five cities.• The DTi inspectors submitted their report last July.• We'll be giving you further news and weather reports every hour throughout the day.• the weather report• Verbal, as opposed to written, reports give you more freedom to exploit your captive audience.report of/on/about• ERROR-RETURN-DETAIL - is a return parameter providing a report of errors encountered during the attempt to list the package structure.• The trial lasted for a month, but no reports of the proceedings had appeared.• Does the quality of reports of randomised trials affect estimates of intervention efficacy reported in meta-analyses?• There have been no sightings or reports of a third person involved.• He took two years preparing for the court a 740-page report on the historiography of the Holocaust.• But against that stood the report of his excellent behaviour over the last month.• This four-volume, 1772-page text furthers this aim and is an extremely valuable report on the state of modern research.news reports• Ickes had to learn from news reports that his good friend had cast him out of the administration into political Siberia.• Blanche did not linger long over the local news reports.• The nonstop news reports jacked up the emotions.• Both said they based their beliefs on news reports describing the crash, and on their experience.• Produced news reports have shifted from focusing on the words of candidates and political figures to concentrating on their images and actions.• Recent news reports have estimated that 150 remain.• She participates in weekly, two-way audio or video conferences with her family and receives regular news reports from ground controllers. report on• The Agriculture Department recently issued a report on world population.• Here's Mike Bryer, reporting on the day's stock exchange.report of• Police received reports of a bomb threat at the airport at 11:28 p.m.direct reports• At Iberian, the dealer initiative members recognized the need to build better teamwork among dealers and dealers' direct reports.• The team had strong ideas about how the dealers and the dealers' direct reports should change.• Accordingly he asked a team of his direct reports and consultants to figure out an organization approach to overcome the problem.• Flattens the field organization so there would be fewer managers and more direct reports to each manager.• The team suspected that most dealers and their direct reports would resist making these changes. reportreport2 ●●● S2 W1 verb 1 news [intransitive, transitive]REPORTTELL to give people information about recent events, especially in newspapers and on television and radio → reporter This is Gavin Williams, reporting from the United Nations in New York. We aim to report the news as fairly as possible. The incident was widely reported in the national press.report on The Times sent her to Bangladesh to report on the floods.report that Journalists in Cairo reported that seven people had been shot.report doing something Witnesses reported seeing three people flee the scene.GrammarIn more formal English, you say it is reported that something is true: It is reported that there has been an explosion.2 → be reported to be/do something3 job/work [intransitive, transitive]TELL to tell someone about what has been happening, or what you are doing as part of your jobreport (to somebody) on something I’ve asked him to come back next week and report on his progress.► see thesaurus at tell4 public statement [transitive]SAY/STATE to officially give information to the public Doctors have reported a 13% increase in the number of people with heart disease.5 crime/accident [transitive]SCTELL to tell the police or someone in authority that an accident or crime has happened I’d like to report a theft.report something to somebody All accidents must be reported to the safety officer.report somebody/something missing/injured/killed The plane was reported missing.6 complain [transitive]COMPLAIN to complain about someone to people in authorityreport somebody for something Polish referee Ryszard Wojoik reported two Leeds United players for violent conduct.report somebody to somebody Hadley’s drinking problem led co-workers to report him to the supervisor. 7 arrival [intransitive]SAY/STATE to go somewhere and officially state that you have arrivedreport to All visitors must report to the site office. All soldiers were required to report for duty (=arrive and be ready for work) on Friday.8 → report sick → report back → report to somebody→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusreport• Is there anything to report?• To report a change of address, please call our toll-free number.• All accidents must be reported at once to the aviation authority.• The delegation will report back to Congress on the situation inside China.• Obvious blood would have been noticed and reported by somebody, I am sure.• A man has been reported for a number of alleged motoring offences.• His victory was not widely reported in the Western media.• In water pollution, however, the evidence is mobile and there may be no complainants with a stake in reporting it.• In fiscal 1993, the company reported net income of $ 302,000, or 2 cents a share.• The Bundesbank is expected to report on M3 growth in December this week.• The Post sent her to Bangladesh to report on the cholera epidemic.• She was sent to Washington to report on the presidential elections.• The local newspaper has reported several cases of meningitis in the area.• Our foreign correspondent reports that conditions in the refugee camps are filthy and overcrowded.• It was reported that four people were killed.• The newspaper reported that he had supplemented his income with thousands of dollars from the federal budget.• Many rape victims are too scared to report the attack to the police.• We aim to report the news as fairly and fully as possible.• Most tour packages and many resorts are reporting they are either holding the line or having only slight increases in price.• He was reliably reported to be drunk at the White House reception.• She is reported to have thrown a glass of wine at her former boss.• Nicky reports to me on any new developments in the relevant technological fields.• I must report to the Director of the Office of External Operation.report that• Four out of ten people reported that after attending meetings they were more likely to go to a solicitor.• It is reported that he never performed an operation without washing his hands.• You report that the Hindus of Kashmir hold the top government jobs in Kashmir.• After several weeks of hard use, I can report that the Monorail certainly has its limits.• Jack reports that there is also a chance that Northrop YC-125B Raider 48-626 may join the collection.• Last week local people reported that three bodies had been found buried inside the building.report (to somebody) on something• News reports usually center on export trade to these countries.• This report assesses children on important learning goals that directly reflect the tasks and skills they work on every day in kindergarten.• He submitted a report to Washington on January 27, which was filed away.• It holds a regular series of seminars at which reports are presented on research currently in progress.• Write a report commenting on the experiment.• Acrobat is used by corporations to publish documents like annual reports and catalogs on the Web.• It's been more than a year since a report was published on their position.• Come back next week to report on your progress.report something to somebody• We immediately reported the incident to the police.report somebody to somebody• His drinking problem led co-workers to report him to supervisors.report to• Bradley will report to a federal prison in Petersburg, VA.• McKellon will report to Alan Selles, the company's chairman.• Alan has five members of the production team reporting to him.• Jan is based in Birmingham and reports to the Head of Marketing.From Longman Business Dictionaryreportre‧port1 /rɪˈpɔːt-ɔːrt/ noun [countable]1a written or spoken description of a situation or eventa favorable first quarter earnings reportan interim financialprogress report2 (also annual report)FINANCE a report presented each year by the directors of a company to the members and shareholders, containing financial information about the company’s trading activities and the documents the company must produce by law, which are the BALANCE SHEET, the PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT and the AUDITOR’s and DIRECTORS' REPORTsThe company’s annual report revealed a rise of 3.8% in overall passenger income to £7.2 million.3an official document produced by a group of people, examining a particular subject. People often use the name of the committee producing the report to talk about itthe Cadbury report on the financial aspects of corporate governance4a newspaper article or part of television or radio programme about a particular situation or eventAccording to a report in ‘The Financial Times’, several potential buyers are interested in the company.5British EnglishHUMAN RESOURCES a manager’s reports are the people who work for him or herGet feedback about your effectiveness from your boss, your peers, and your direct reports (=the people who are directly below you in your organization).reportreport2 verb1[transitive]FINANCE if a company reports a profit, loss etc, it announces publicly how much profit etc it has madeThe company reported second-quarter earnings of $25.1 million.It is expected to report a 6% increase in sales.2[intransitive, transitive] to give people information about an event, situation etcHis remarks were first reported in yesterday’s ‘Chicago Tribune’.report onHead office will report on outgoings each month.report that‘The New York Times’ reported that US business interests were lobbying the White House to lift the trade embargo.3[intransitive] to officially state you have arrived in an office, factory etc, usually by signing your namereport toAll delivery vehicles please report to the site office. → report back → report to somebody→ See Verb tableOrigin report1 (1300-1400) Old French reporter “to report”, from Latin reportare, from portare “to carry”