verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of report
Synonyms for report
Related Words for reportingbroadcasting, coverage, recording, journalism, recounting, describing, informing, narrating, newscasting
Examples from the Web for reporting
Contemporary Examples of reporting
At first—it was the early stages of reporting—I was amused at having been so crassly underestimated.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003
January 7, 2015
The cameraman was reporting on the factory catching fire when the inevitable happened.Fireworks Factory Explodes in Colorful Burst
The Daily Beast Video
January 6, 2015
In 2008, he was arrested for reporting about the abuse of prisoners in Syrian jails.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015
December 25, 2014
"Single source" reporting, as Carrie learns as the season's first episode takes off at full speed, is a very dangerous thing.CIA Agents Assess: How Real Is ‘Homeland’?
Chuck Cogan, John MacGaffin
December 15, 2014
Its reporting and commentary on politics, society, and arts and letters have nurtured a broad liberal spirit in our national life.Facebook Prince Purges The New Republic: Inside the Destruction of a 100-Year-Old Magazine
December 5, 2014
Historical Examples of reporting
The doctor came and went, reporting all well to the eager questioners.The Green Satin Gown
Laura E. Richards
Boswell foresaw the danger, and he justified his method of reporting conversations.James Boswell
William Keith Leask
Reporting is the first use to which writing is put and through which the writer is trained.
Routine is the curse of the newspaper, and it is at its worst in reporting.
Since reporting for duty, October 12, I had been in command of the regiment.Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman
J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
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.