1 account, description, story, article, write-up, piece, statement, dispatch or despatch, communication, communiqué, announcement, narrative, record; news, information:
Stanley hasn't yet sent in the full report of his meeting with John. Is there any report from the front?
2 explosion, bang, boom, shot, gunshot, gunfire, backfire, discharge, crack, blast, detonation:
In the distance we heard the report of a gun, and later a muffled explosion.
3 relate, recount, describe, narrate, tell of, detail, give an account of, write up, document:
Our man in Kuala Lumpur reported a disturbance in a remote village.
4 publish, promulgate, publicize, put out, announce, set forth, reveal, disclose, divulge, announce, circulate, make public, broadcast:
Two newspapers and a television station reported the arrest of the suspect
5 arrive, appear, surface, check in, sign in, clock in or on, turn up, come in, US report in:
We were asked to report for duty at 0800 on Friday.
6 report on. investigate, cover, examine, explore, look into, inquire into, check into or on, check (up) on, research, study, probe, scrutinize, Slang check out, Brit suss out:
The new journalist was assigned to report on allegations of bribery in the council.
1 written/spoken account of sth
important, influential, major | lengthy | brief, short | complete, comprehensive, extensive, full, wide-ranging
I will have to make a full report of the situation to my superiors.
| detailed, in-depth | general | encouraging, excellent, favourable, positive | adverse, bad, critical, damning, hard-hitting, negative, pessimistic | sensational | latest, new, recent, up-to-date | previous | original
There have been many new findings since the original report.
| early, initial, interim, preliminary | further, later, subsequent | periodic, regular | annual, quarterly | final | draft | formal | written | verbal | published | unpublished | special | standard
| verbatim | reliable | false,
misleading | conflicting
There have been conflicting reports on the number of people killed.
| factual | anecdotal | eyewitness, first-hand, on-the-spot | second-hand | anonymous | unconfirmed
unconfirmed reports of a shooting in the capital
| independent | joint | official | unofficial | confidential, secret | public | government, parliamentary | intelligence, police
Reliable intelligence reports suggest that the terrorists have bases in five cities.
| media, press | magazine, newspaper, radio, television | news | weather |
committee | company |
economic, financial, market | environmental | medical, psychiatric | scientific, technical
| lab/laboratory | case,
research, survey | enquiry |
accident, crash | autopsy |
progress, status | probation | audit, due diligence
The case has not yet been reported in the law reports.
VERB + REPORT
deliver, give sb, make, present
The committee presented its report to the Attorney General.
| compile, do, draw up, prepare, produce, type (up), write
I typed up a report about the morning's events for our clients.
| file, give (sb/sth), let sb have, submit
Our correspondent in Washington files a report most days. I'll let you have a report as soon as I can. | issue, releaseAuditors normally issue a report as to whether the company accounts have been prepared correctly.
a confidential report leaked to the press
| have, hear, receive
We've had reports of a gang shooting in the city.
| call for
The MPs called for a full report on the nuclear contract.
The government commissioned a report on the state of agriculture in the country.
| launch, undertake | accept, endorse
Following discussion, the annual report was accepted unanimously. | reject | confirm | denyThey could neither confirm nor deny reports that the chairperson was to be replaced.
| read | consider, discuss | publish | appear in
A large number of tables and figures appear in the report.
REPORT + VERB
be based on sth
This report is based on the analysis of 600 completed questionnaires.
| concern sth, cover sth, detail sth, examine sth, look at sth, relate to sth
The report looks at the health risks linked to obesity.
| comprise sth, contain sth, include sth | comment (on) sth, describe sth, explain sth, express sth, indicate sth, mention sth, outline sth, say sth, state sth
Reports have indicated that a growing number of medium-sized firms are under financial pressure.
| cite sth, list sth, note sth
The report notes evidence that secondary smoke from other people's cigarettes harms unborn children.
| add sth, go on …
The report went on to list her injuries.
| acknowledge sth, admit (to) sth
The report admits to several outstanding questions about the safety of the waste dumps.
| allege sth, claim sth | argue sth | demonstrate sth, show sth | reveal sth
The riots had been sparked off by police mishandling of a case, a report revealed yesterday.
| draw attention to sth, emphasize sth, highlight sth, point sth out, stress sth
The report draws attention to the appalling conditions in the country's prisons.
| warn sth
The report warns that more job losses are likely.
| confirm sth | conclude sth, find sth, link sth with sth
a report linking ill health with industrial pollution
| advocate sth, call for sth, propose sth, recommend sth, suggest sth, urge sth
The report called for sweeping changes in the education system.
| accuse sb/sth, attack sb/sth, blame sb/sth, criticize sb/sth | be called sth, be entitled sth
a report entitled ‘Kick-start’
| be out
Criticism has been levelled at local businesses in a report out (= released)today.
REPORT + NOUN
according to a/the ~
According to this evening'sweather report, there will be snowtomorrow.
| amid/amidst ~s
Thepro-democracy rally came amidstreports of dissatisfaction amongarmy officers.
| in a/the ~
Thefindings are summarized in thereport.
| ~ about, ~ by
a reportby scientists
| ~ from
a reportfrom the select committee
| ~ into
The department has launcheda report into the bombing.
| ~ on
an official report on the accident
2 written statement about a student's work
good | bad | school | end-of-term
VERB + REPORT
She got a betterreport this year.verb
The reconnaissance party reported back that the town was heavily fortified.
VERB + REPORT
be expected to, expect to
The company is expected to report record profits this year.
| be delighted to, be glad to, be happy to, be pleased to
I am pleased to report that the scheme is going well.
| have to
It is with regret that I have to report the death of one of our members.
| fail to
He was charged with careless driving and failing to report an accident.
This is John Hutchins, reporting from Zimbabwe.
reporting on the situation in central Africa
Report the theft to the police as soon as possible.
be widely reported
The incident was widely reported in the British press.
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