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Definition of Report

Report

  1. To refer.
  2. To bring back, as an answer; to announce in return; to relate, as what has been discovered by a person sent to examine, explore, or investigate; as, a messenger reports to his employer what he has seen or ascertained; the committee reported progress.
  3. To give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate publicly, as a story; as, in the common phrase, it is reported.
  4. To give an official account or statement of; as, a treasurer reports the receipts and expenditures.
  5. To return or repeat, as sound; to echo.
  6. To return or present as the result of an examination or consideration of any matter officially referred; as, the committee reported the bill witth amendments, or reported a new bill, or reported the results of an inquiry.
  7. To make minutes of, as a speech, or the doings of a public body; to write down from the lips of a speaker.
  8. To write an account of for publication, as in a newspaper; as, to report a public celebration or a horse race.
  9. To make a statement of the conduct of, especially in an unfavorable sense; as, to report a servant to his employer.
  10. To make a report, or response, in respect of a matter inquired of, a duty enjoined, or information expected; as, the committee will report at twelve o'clock.
  11. To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc., for publication.
  12. To present one's self, as to a superior officer, or to one to whom service is due, and to be in readiness for orders or to do service; also, to give information, as of one's address, condition, etc.; as, the officer reported to the general for duty; to report weekly by letter.
  13. That which is reported.
  14. An account or statement of the results of examination or inquiry made by request or direction; relation.
  15. A story or statement circulating by common talk; a rumor; hence, fame; repute; reputation.
  16. Sound; noise; as, the report of a pistol or cannon.
  17. An official statement of facts, verbal or written; especially, a statement in writing of proceedings and facts exhibited by an officer to his superiors; as, the reports of the heads af departments to Congress, of a master in chancery to the court, of committees to a legislative body, and the like.
  18. An account or statement of a judicial opinion or decision, or of case argued and determined in a court of law, chancery, etc.; also, in the plural, the volumes containing such reports; as, Coke's Reports.
  19. A sketch, or a fully written account, of a speech, debate, or the proceedings of a public meeting, legislative body, etc.
  20. Rapport; relation; connection; reference.

Report Quotations

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
Will Rogers

Employees who report receiving recognition and praise within the last seven days show increased productivity, get higher scores from customers, and have better safety records. They're just more engaged at work.
Tom Rath

I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
James Broughton

This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
Winston Churchill

I saw a report yesterday. There's so much oil, all over the world, they don't know where to dump it. And Saudi Arabia says, 'Oh, there's too much oil.' They - they came back yesterday. Did you see the report? They want to reduce oil production. Do you think they're our friends? They're not our friends.
Donald Trump
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Report Translations

report in Afrikaans is meld, in kennis stel, rapport, meedeel
report in Danish is meddele
report in Dutch is informeren, berichten, inlichten
report in Finnish is selostaa
report in French is rapportent, rapporter, rapportons, rapportez
report in German is berichten, Bericht, Bericht, antreten
report in Italian is rapporto, cronaca, insegnare
report in Latin is renuntio, nuntio, opinio, fama, agnosco, opinio
report in Spanish is informar, reportaje, alistarse, comunicar