report

[ ri-pawrt, -pohrt ]
/ rɪˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Idioms for report

    on report, Military. (of personnel) under restriction pending disciplinary action.

Origin of report

1325–75; (v.) Middle English reporten < Middle French reporter, Old French < Latin reportāre to carry back, equivalent to re- re- + portāre to carry (see port5); (noun) Middle English < Middle French, derivative of reporter

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British Dictionary definitions for report

report
/ (rɪˈpɔːt) /

noun

verb (when tr, may take a clause as object; when intr , often foll by on)

Derived forms of report

reportable, adjective

Word Origin for report

C14: from Old French, from reporter to carry back, from Latin reportāre, from re- + portāre to carry
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