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report2 S3 W1
to give people information about recent events, especially in newspapers and on television and radio [↪ reporter]:
news[intransitive and transitive]
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.
The Times sent her to Bangladesh to report on the floods.
Journalists in Cairo reported that seven people had been shot.
report doing something
Witnesses reported seeing three people flee the scene.
used to say that a statement has been made about someone or something, but you do not know if it is true [↪ allege]:
The stolen necklace is reported to be worth $57,000.
to tell someone about what has been happening, or what you are doing as part of your job
job/work[intransitive and transitive]
report (to somebody) on something
I've asked him to come back next week and report on his progress.
to officially give information to the public:
Doctors have reported a 13% increase in the number of people with heart disease.
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.
to complain about someone to people in authority
report 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.
to go somewhere and officially state that you have arrived
All visitors must report to the site office.
All soldiers were required to report for duty (=arrive and be ready for work) on Friday.
to officially tell your employers that you cannot come to work because you are ill
report backphrasal verb
report to somebodyphrasal verb
to be responsible to someone at work and be managed by them:
He will report to Greg Carr, Boston Technology's chief executive.