verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of report
Synonyms for report
Related Words for reportinformation, picture, word, description, announcement, detail, dispatch, summary, note, record, paper, statement, news, release, article, message, opinion, address, communique, comment
Examples from the Web for report
Contemporary Examples of report
Then add in all bored people, as well as people whose job it is to report on celebrities.Sia and Shia LaBeouf’s Pedophilia Nontroversy Over ‘Elastic Heart’
January 9, 2015
Did he go to the authorities to file a report against the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel?Mexico’s Priests Are Marked for Murder
January 7, 2015
The Amazon biography for an author named Papa Faal mentions both Gambia and lists a military record that matches the FBI report.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country
January 6, 2015
Similarly, a recent NPR report covered the challenges many police departments are having recruiting officers of color.How to Solve the Policing Crisis
January 5, 2015
When the man threatened to report him for harassment to the NOPD, Farrell arrested him.The Louisiana Racists Who Courted Steve Scalise
January 3, 2015
Historical Examples of report
There was a report that she had first worn it at her christening; the report originated with herself.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
So I am to report my discharge to you, and ask you for my wages.Brave and Bold
There's a report to-day that —— cannot hold out much longer.
Only, my dear, do not disgrace my report when you come to supper.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
The moment a report of a gun is heard they'll swarm up to this room and get you.Way of the Lawless
verb (when tr, may take a clause as object; when intr , often foll by on)
Word Origin for report
late 14c., "an account brought by one person to another, rumor," from Old French report "pronouncement, judgment" (Modern French rapport), from reporter "to tell, relate" (see report (v.)).
Meaning "resounding noise, sound of an explosion" is from 1580s. Meaning "formal statement of results of an investigation" first attested 1660s; sense of "teacher's official statement of a pupil's work and behavior" is from 1873 (report card in the school sense first attested 1919).
late 14c., "to make known, tell, relate," from Old French reporter "to tell, relate; bring back, carry away, hand over," from Latin reportare "carry back, bear back, bring back," figuratively "report," in Medieval Latin "write (an account) for information or record," from re- "back" (see re-) + portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Early 15c. as "to submit" (to an authority, etc.). Meaning "to name someone as having offended somehow" is from 1885. Related: Reported; reporting.