of a report]]A report or account is any informational work made with the specific intention of relaying information or recounting certain events in a widely presentable form.

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  1. A piece of information describing, or an account of certain events given or presented to someone, with the most common adpositions being by (referring to creator of the report) and on (referring to the subject.
    A report by the telecommunications ministry on the phone network revealed a severe capacity problem.
  2. (ballistics) The sharp, loud sound from a gun or explosion.


  1. To relate details of (an event or incident); to recount, describe (something).
  2. To repeat (something one has heard), to retell; to pass on, convey (a message, information etc.).
  3. To take oneself ( someone or something) for guidance or support; to appeal.
  4. Formally to notify someone of (particular intelligence, suspicions, illegality, misconduct etc.); to make notification to relevant authorities; to submit a formal report of.
    For insurance reasons, I had to report the theft to the local police station.
  5. To make a formal statement, especially of complaint, about (someone).
    If you do that again I'll report you to the boss.
  6. To show up or appear at an appointed time; to present oneself.
  7. To write news reports (for); to cover as a journalist or reporter.
    Andrew Marr reports now on more in-fighting at Westminster.
    Every newspaper reported the war.
  8. To be accountable.
    The financial director reports to the CEO.
  9. To return or present as the result of an examination or consideration of any matter officially referred.
    The committee reported the bill with amendments, or reported a new bill, or reported the results of an inquiry.
  10. To take minutes of (a speech, the doings of a public body, etc.); to write down from the lips of a speaker.
  11. To refer.
  12. To return or repeat, as sound; to echo.

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