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While the word enervate sounds remotely like energy, it’s quite the opposite. The verb enervate means to drain someone’s energy. The adjective enervated is being drained of energy.

Asnetic is a weird word for an awkward place in the body. It’s the place on your back between the shoulder blades. It’s a hard place to reach. The word isn’t always recognized by dictionaries, but it’s still a word and a body part.

Meldrop is a the word for mucus dripping from someone’s nose. The mucus could be a result of a cold or allergy. Use the word when you hand a tissue to a friend who’s sneezing.


The word pusillanimous is a long one and challenging to pronounce. It means lacking courage, being afraid. Something or someone can cause another to be pusillanimous.

There was nauseous and nauseated. Now, there’s the word nauseant. A nauseant causes nausea like a stomach bug, a scary amusement park ride or pregnancy hormones.

An agelast is someone who refuses to laugh. They have no sense of humor. The word’s syllables look like age last, but have no part of the definition.

A pot-valor is someone who takes on a sense of confidence and boldness as a result of drinking alcoholic beverages. The person might be louder and more jovial. They might sing karaoke or tell jokes.


An amatorculist is someone with fake affection. They are insignificant in love. This could be a former lover.


You’ve heard gorgeous, lovely and beautiful. Now, there’s the word pulchritude. Pulchritude means beauty.


Peristeronic is a word relating to pigeons. Bird-watchers may be familiar with this obscure word. Next time you throw crumbs to pigeons, you’ll have a peristeronic sort of experience.

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report verb ( TELL )

  • tell My friend told me you were looking for me.
  • let someone know Let me know if you'd like to come.
  • give Can you give the message to Jo?
  • communicate A 60-second TV commercial isn't always the best way to communicate a complex medical message.
  • inform The relatives of the injured have been informed of the accident.
  • notify The school has to notify parents if their children do not arrive at school.
  • Witnesses reported seeing a huge orange fireball as the oil refinery exploded .
  • Shortly before the crash the pilot had reported a malfunction of the aircraft's navigation system .
  • Her disappearance was reported to the police department's Missing Persons Bureau.
  • Do you have anything to report?
  • Several journalists have been killed or injured by stray bullets while reporting on the civil war .
  • dream sequence
  • narratively
  • omniscient narrator
  • paint a picture (of something) idiom
  • personalize
  • personification
  • world-building

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report verb ( GO )

  • access code
  • be on the scene idiom
  • infiltration
  • roll up! idiom
  • set foot in somewhere idiom

Phrasal verbs

Report noun [c] ( description ).

  • The report contains numerous demonstrable errors .
  • The prime minister issued a denial of the report that she is about to resign .
  • The content of her report is shrouded in secrecy .
  • We file these reports under country of origin .
  • The newspaper reports of the discussion only roughly approximated to what was actually said.
  • construction
  • impact assessment
  • impact statement
  • interpretation
  • job evaluation
  • prognosticate
  • prognostication
  • re-evaluation
  • value judgment

report noun [C] ( NOISE )

  • bang She slammed the door with a bang.
  • slam The window closed with a slam.
  • clash I can still hear the clash of metal against metal during the car crash.
  • clank My mechanic asked me to describe the clanks that my engine makes.
  • clang The jail door closed with a resounding clang.
  • thump He dropped his suitcase with a loud thump and sprinted up the steps.
  • bang around
  • tintinnabulation
  • white noise

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Definition of report

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intransitive verb

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Word History

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from reporter to bring back, report, from Latin reportare , from re- + portare to carry — more at fare

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Phrases Containing report

  • annual report
  • missing person report
  • report back
  • progress report
  • report card
  • report for duty
  • self - report
  • report sick
  • report stage

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an account or statement describing in detail an event, situation, or the like, usually as the result of observation, inquiry, etc.: a report on the peace conference; a medical report on the patient.

a statement or announcement.

a widely circulated statement or item of news; rumor; gossip.

an account of a speech, debate, meeting, etc., especially as taken down for publication.

a loud noise, as from an explosion: the report of a distant cannon.

a statement of a student's grades, level of achievement, or academic standing for or during a prescribed period of time.

Computers . output, especially printed, containing organized information.

a statement of a judicial opinion or decision, or of a case argued and determined in a court of justice.

reports, Law . a collection of adjudications.

repute; reputation; fame: a man of bad report.

to carry and repeat, as an answer or message; repeat, as what one has heard.

to relate, as what has been learned by observation or investigation.

to give or render a formal account or statement of: to report a deficit.

to send back (a bill, amendment, etc.) to a legislative body with a formal report outlining findings and recommendations (often followed by out ): The committee reported out the bill.

to make a charge against (a person), as to a superior: I intend to report him to the dean for cheating.

to make known the presence, condition, or whereabouts of: to report a ship missing.

to present (oneself) to a person in authority, as in accordance with requirements.

to take down (a speech, lecture, etc.) in writing.

to write an account of (an event, situation, etc.), as for publication in a newspaper.

to relate or tell.

to prepare, make, or submit a report of something observed, investigated, or the like.

to serve or work as a reporter , as for a newspaper.

to make one's condition or whereabouts known, as to a person in authority: to report sick.

to present oneself duly, as at a place: to report to Room 101.

Idioms about report

on report , Military . (of personnel) under restriction pending disciplinary action.

Origin of report

Other words for report, other words from report.

  • re·port·a·ble, adjective
  • non·re·port·a·ble, adjective
  • non·re·port·ed, adjective
  • o·ver·re·port, verb
  • pre·re·port, noun, verb
  • qua·si-re·port·ed, adjective
  • sub·re·port, noun
  • un·re·port·a·ble, adjective
  • un·re·port·ed, adjective
  • well-re·port·ed, adjective

Words Nearby report

  • répondez s'il vous plaît
  • report card
  • reported clause
  • reported speech

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How to use report in a sentence

Developing and manufacturing vaccines, which are significant challenges in their own right, “won’t end the pandemic quickly unless we also deliver them equitably,” the report notes.

Separately, Yelp released a new local economic impact report this week.

He based his report on information from NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

More importantly, notice that more than 70% of my impression volume comes from search terms that are not in the search query performance report .

Of the report ’s 11 recommendations, the first highlighted safety.

Then add in all bored people, as well as people whose job it is to report on celebrities.

Despite the strong language, however, the neither the JPO nor Lockheed could dispute a single fact in either Daily Beast report .

Did he go to the authorities to file a report against the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel?

The Amazon biography for an author named Papa Faal mentions both Gambia and lists a military record that matches the FBI report .

Similarly, a recent NPR report covered the challenges many police departments are having recruiting officers of color.

Most of my observations are in keeping with Skutch's detailed report of the species in Central America.

Aguinaldo withheld his decision until Paterno could report to him the definite opinions of his generals.

William has thus been happily able to report to the society the approaching conversion of M'Bongo and his imminent civilization.

At last the report of several rifles from the island of trees gave us a clue to the mystery.

Mrs. Charmington hastened to spread the report that his Royal Highness was seriously smitten.

British Dictionary definitions for report

/ ( rɪˈpɔːt ) /

an account prepared for the benefit of others, esp one that provides information obtained through investigation and published in a newspaper or broadcast

a statement made widely known; rumour : according to report, he is not dead

an account of the deliberations of a committee, body, etc : a report of parliamentary proceedings

British a statement on the progress, academic achievement, etc, of each child in a school, written by teachers and sent to the parents or guardian annually or each term

a written account of a case decided at law, giving the main points of the argument on each side, the court's findings, and the decision reached

comment on a person's character or actions; reputation : he is of good report here

a sharp loud noise, esp one made by a gun

to give an account (of); describe

to give an account of the results of an investigation (into) : to report on housing conditions

(of a committee, legislative body, etc) to make a formal report on (a bill)

(tr) to complain about (a person), esp to a superior : I'll report you to the teacher

(tr) to reveal information about (a fugitive, escaped prisoner, etc) esp concerning his whereabouts

(intr) to present oneself or be present at an appointed place or for a specific purpose : report to the manager's office

(intr) to say or show that one is (in a certain state) : to report fit

( intr foll by to ) to be responsible to and under the authority of : the plant manager reports to the production controller

(intr) to act as a reporter for a newspaper or for radio or television

law to take down in writing details of (the proceedings of a court of law) as a record or for publication

Derived forms of report

  • reportable , adjective

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English [ edit ]

Etymology [ edit ].

From Middle English reporten , from Anglo-Norman reporter , Middle French reporter , and their source, Latin reportāre ( “ to carry back, return, remit, refer ” ) , from re- + portāre .

Pronunciation [ edit ]

  • ( Received Pronunciation ) IPA ( key ) : /ɹɪˈpɔːt/
  • ( General American ) IPA ( key ) : /ɹɪˈpɔɹt/
  • ( rhotic , without the horse – hoarse merger ) IPA ( key ) : /ɹɪˈpo(ː)ɹt/
  • ( non-rhotic , without the horse – hoarse merger ) IPA ( key ) : /ɹɪˈpoət/
  • ( General Australian ) IPA ( key ) : /ɹəˈpoːt/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)t

Verb [ edit ]

report ( third-person singular simple present reports , present participle reporting , simple past and past participle reported )

  • 2013 January 1, Paul Bartel, Ashli Moore, “ Avian Migration: The Ultimate Red-Eye Flight ”, in American Scientist , volume 101 , number 1, pages 47–48 : Many of these classic methods are still used, with some modern improvements. For example, with the aid of special microphones and automated sound detection software, ornithologists recently reported [ … ] that pine siskins ( Spinus pinus ) undergo an irregular, nomadic type of nocturnal migration.
  • ( transitive ) To repeat (something one has heard), to retell ; to pass on , convey (a message, information etc.). [from 15th c.]
  • 1485 , Sir Thomas Malory , “ ij ”, in Le Morte Darthur , book XVIII: thenne they ansuerd by and by that they coude not excuse the quene / [ … ] / Allas sayd the quene I made this dyner for a good entente / and neuer for none euyl soo almyghty god me help in my ryght as I was neuer purposed to doo suche euylle dedes / and that I reporte me vnto god (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  • ( formal , transitive ) To notify someone of (particular intelligence, suspicions, illegality, misconduct etc.); to make notification to relevant authorities; to submit a formal report of. [from 15th c.] For insurance reasons, I had to report the theft to the local police station.
  • ( transitive ) To make a formal statement , especially of complaint, about (someone). [from 19th c.] If you do that again I'll report you to the boss.
  • ( intransitive ) To show up or appear at an appointed time; to present oneself. [from 19th c.]
  • ( intransitive ) To be accountable to or subordinate to (someone) in a hierarchy ; to receive orders from (someone); to give official updates to (someone who is above oneself in a hierarchy). The financial director reports to the CEO. Now that I've been promoted, I report to Benjamin, whom I loathe.
  • ( politics , dated ) 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.
  • To take minutes of (a speech, the doings of a public body, etc.); to write down from the lips of a speaker.
  • 1639 , Thomas Fuller , “Baldwine the Fourth Succeedeth; His Education under William the Reverend Archbishop of Tyre”, in The Historie of the Holy Warre , Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: [ … ] Thomas Buck, one of the printers to the Universitie of Cambridge [ and sold by John Williams, London ] , →OCLC , book II, page 94 : Baldwine his ſonne, the fourth of that name [ Baldwin IV of Jerusalem ], ſucceeded his father [ Amalric of Jerusalem ]: ſo like unto him, that we report the reader to the character of King Almerick, and will ſpare the repeating his description.
  • 1631 , Francis [Bacon] , “ (please specify |century=I to X) ”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries.   [ … ] , 3rd edition, London: [ … ] William Rawley ; [ p ] rinted by J [ ohn ] H [ aviland ] for William Lee   [ … ] , →OCLC : a church with windows only from above [ … ] that reporteth the voice twelve or thirteen times

Conjugation [ edit ]

† Archaic or obsolete .

Derived terms [ edit ]

  • aforereported
  • report back
  • underreport

Further reading [ edit ]

Anagrams [ edit ].

  • Perrot , Porter , perrot , porret , porter , pretor , proter , troper

French [ edit ]

Deverbal from reporter .

  • IPA ( key ) : /ʁə.pɔʁ/

report   m ( plural reports )

  • postponement

Synonyms [ edit ]

  • ajournement
  • “ report ”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [ Digitized Treasury of the French Language ] , 2012.

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Definitions for report rɪˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt re·port, this dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word report ., princeton's wordnet rate this definition: 3.8 / 6 votes.

report, study, written report noun

a written document describing the findings of some individual or group

"this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale"

report, account noun

the act of informing by verbal report

"he heard reports that they were causing trouble"; "by all accounts they were a happy couple"

report, news report, story, account, write up noun

a short account of the news

"the report of his speech"; "the story was on the 11 o'clock news"; "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"

report noun

a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing)

"they heard a violent report followed by silence"

report card, report noun

a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment

"his father signed his report card"

composition, paper, report, theme noun

an essay (especially one written as an assignment)

"he got an A on his composition"

reputation, report verb

the general estimation that the public has for a person

"he acquired a reputation as an actor before he started writing"; "he was a person of bad report"

report, describe, account verb

to give an account or representation of in words

"Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental"

  • report verb

announce as the result of an investigation or experience or finding

"Dozens of incidents of wife beatings are reported daily in this city"; "The team reported significant advances in their research"

announce one's presence

"I report to work every day at 9 o'clock"

make known to the authorities

"One student reported the other to the principal"

report, cover verb

be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism

"Snow reported on China in the 1950's"; "The cub reporter covered New York City"

complain about; make a charge against

"I reported her to the supervisor"

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A piece of information describing, or an account of certain events given or presented to someone.

A report by the telecommunications ministry showed that the phone network has a severe capacity problem.

(ballistics) The sharp, loud sound from a gun or explosion.

To relate details of (an event or incident); to recount, describe (something).

To repeat (something one has heard), to retell; to pass on, convey (a message, information etc.).

To take oneself (to someone or something) for guidance or support; to appeal.

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.

To make a formal statement, especially of complaint, about (someone).

If you do that again I'll report you to the boss.

To show up or appear at an appointed time; to present oneself.

To write news reports (for); to cover as a journalist or reporter.

Andrew Marr reports now on more in-fighting at Westminster.

To be accountable.

The financial director reports to the CEO.

Etymology: From reporter, reporter, and their source, reportare, from re- + portare.

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Report noun

Etymology: from the noun.

My body’s mark’d With Roman swords; and my report was once First with the best of note. William Shakespeare , Cymbeline.

In all approving ourselves as the ministers of God, by honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report. 2 Cor. iv.

We command our ambassadors to make report unto you. 1 Mac. xii. 13.

Sea nymphs enter with the swelling tide; From Thetis sent as spies to make report, And tell the wonders of her sov’reign’s court. Edmund Waller.

After a man has studied the general principles of the law, reading the reports of adjudged cases, will richly improve his mind. Isaac Watts , Improvement of the Mind.

The stronger species drowneth the lesser; the report of an ordnance, the voice. Francis Bacon , Natural History.

The lashing billows make a long report, And beat her sides. John Dryden , Ceyx and Alcyo.

To REPORT verb

Etymology: rapporter, Fr.

Is it upon record? or else reported successively from age to age? William Shakespeare , Richard III.

It is reported, That good duke Humphry traiterously is murther’d. William Shakespeare.

Report, say they, and we will report it. Jer. xx. 10.

There is a king in Judah; and now shall it be reported to the king. Neh. vi. 7.

Timotheus was well reported of by the brethren. Acts xvi.

A widow well reported of for good works. 1 Tim. v. 10.

In Ticinum is a church with windows only from above, that reporteth the voice thirteen times, if you stand by the close end wall over against the door. Francis Bacon.

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A report is a document that presents information in an organized format for a specific audience and purpose. Although summaries of reports may be delivered orally, complete reports are almost always in the form of written documents.

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A report is a document that provides information or data on a specific topic, often presenting findings, analysis, or recommendations based on research, investigation, or observations. Reports are typically formal and objective, and they serve to inform and communicate information to a specific audience in a structured format. They can be written or oral, and cover various fields such as business, science, research, academic, or government.

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Report verb

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

to give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate publicly, as a story; as, in the common phrase, it is reported

to give an official account or statement of; as, a treasurer reports the receipts and expenditures

to return or repeat, as sound; to echo

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

to make minutes of, as a speech, or the doings of a public body; to write down from the lips of a speaker

to write an account of for publication, as in a newspaper; as, to report a public celebration or a horse race

to make a statement of the conduct of, especially in an unfavorable sense; as, to report a servant to his employer

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

to furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc., for publication

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

that which is reported

an account or statement of the results of examination or inquiry made by request or direction; relation

a story or statement circulating by common talk; a rumor; hence, fame; repute; reputation

sound; noise; as, the report of a pistol or cannon

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

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

a sketch, or a fully written account, of a speech, debate, or the proceedings of a public meeting, legislative body, etc

rapport; relation; connection; reference

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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. Written reports are documents which present focused, salient content to a specific audience. Reports are often used to display the result of an experiment, investigation, or inquiry. The audience may be public or private, an individual or the public in general. Reports are used in government, business, education, science, and other fields. Reports use features such as graphics, images, voice, or specialized vocabulary in order to persuade that specific audience to undertake an action. One of the most common formats for presenting reports is IMRAD: Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion. This structure is standard for the genre because it mirrors the traditional publication of scientific research and summons the ethos and credibility of that discipline. Reports are not required to follow this pattern, and may use alternative patterns like the problem-solution format. Additional elements often used to persuade readers include: headings to indicate topics, to more complex formats including charts, tables, figures, pictures, tables of contents, abstracts,and nouns summaries, appendices, footnotes, hyperlinks, and references.

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rē-pōrt′, v.t. to bring back, as an answer or account of anything: to give an account of: to relate: to circulate publicly: to write down or take notes of, esp. for a newspaper: to lay a charge against: to echo back.— v.i. to make a statement: to write an account of occurrences.— n. a statement of facts: description: a formal or official statement, esp. of a judicial opinion or decision: rumour: sound: noise: ( B. ) repute: hearsay: reputation.— adj. Report′able , fit to be reported on.— ns. Report′age , report; Report′er , one who reports, esp. for a newspaper; Report′erism , the business of reporting; Report′ing , the act of drawing up reports—newspaper reporting.— adv. Report′ingly ( Shak. ), by common report.— adj. Reportō′rial .— Report one's self , to give information about one's self, one's whereabouts, &c.— Be reported of , to be spoken well or ill of. [O. Fr.,—L. reportāre — re- , back, portāre , to carry.]

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Sound; loud noise, as that made by the discharge of a rifle or a cannon.

A specific statement of any particular occurrences. Officers making written reports are required to sign them, specifying the regiment to which they belong, and their rank.

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An electronic document with an evaluation and information that is fundamental.

Reports are normally created to evaluate something.

Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

Be accountable to.

He reports to himself as he is self-employed. She reports to her line manger in the universe.

Submitted by MaryC on March 31, 2020  

To create a report.

The report was easy and simple to read and understand.

Submitted by MaryC on March 24, 2020  

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Examples of report in a Sentence

Peter Schiff :

Asking government to report inflation is like asking mafia to report on crime.

Don McGahn :

> Washington( CNN) President Donald Trump denied again Friday President Donald Trump had instructed President Donald Trump former White House counsel to fire Robert Mueller, contradicting the redacted report Robert Mueller released last week and furthering a battle with Democrats over whether Don McGahn, Don McGahn, should testify before Congress.It comes as Trump scales up Don McGahn attacks on Robert Mueller and the report Don McGahn produced -- broadsides and claims that some view as damaging to an overall legal strategy of asserting executive privilege to prevent key aides from appearing before Congress.Some West Wing officials have conceded that the President's tweets disputing McGahn's account are not helpful to their case, and fear it could make it more difficult to assert privilege over a conversation that Trump denies occurred. Mueller's report portrays The President as consumed by the Russia probe and intent on short-circuiting it. Those portrayals have led Democrats on Capitol Hill to issue their own requests for some of the report 's key players, including Don McGahn. But White House has dug in, refusing to cooperate with the requests and disallowing some aides from appearing before congressional panels.Trump at war with Democrats : Were fighting all the subpoenasIn the case of Don McGahn, lawmakers are keen to know what specifically Trump asked in his conversations about the special counsel. In his report , Robert Mueller wrote Trump read MoreBut Trump has long disputed that, including to Don McGahn Don McGahn in an episode recounted in detail in the Mueller report . Speaking to report ers on the South Lawn, Trump insisted he would have been within his rights to dismiss Robert Mueller, but that history told him to hold off.

Chad Wolf :

The report that you reference was at the end of the day a very poorly written report , when I talked to career officials in IA, in the office that produced the report , they also had questions about it. They're hard at work on rewriting that report , putting it in some better context and I hope to see that report out soon.

Special Report All-Star :

The Special Report All-Star panel's not about money at the end of the day, money doesn't equate to happiness. The Special Report All-Star panel doesn't. The Special Report All-Star panel's missing the whole point. You treat people like human beings. The Special Report All-Star panel's The Special Report All-Star panel. Trump returned fire in a tweet Sunday morning, writing :.

Mark Twain :

The report of my death was an exaggeration.

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  • A.   accompany
  • B.   observe
  • C.   jeopardize
  • D.   fudge

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From the american heritage® dictionary of the english language, 5th edition..

  • noun A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group.
  • noun A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail.
  • noun Law Bound volumes containing the published court opinions in legal cases, intended to provide a reference for precedents in subsequent cases.
  • noun Reputation; repute.
  • noun Archaic Common talk; rumor or gossip.
  • noun An explosive noise.
  • intransitive verb To make or present an official or formal account of.
  • intransitive verb To write or provide an account or summation of for publication or broadcast.
  • intransitive verb To tell about the presence or occurrence of.
  • intransitive verb To relate or tell, especially from personal experience: synonym : describe .
  • intransitive verb To submit or relate the results of considerations concerning.
  • intransitive verb To carry back and repeat to another.
  • intransitive verb To complain about or denounce.
  • intransitive verb To make a report.
  • intransitive verb To serve as a reporter for a publication, broadcasting company, or other news media.
  • intransitive verb To present oneself.
  • intransitive verb To be accountable or subordinate to someone.
  • idiom ( on report ) Subject to disciplinary action.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bear or bring back as an answer; relate, as what has been discovered by a person sent to examine, explore, or investigate.
  • To give an account of; make a statement concerning; say; make known; tell or relate from one to another.
  • To give an official or formal account or statement of: as, to report a deficit.
  • To write out and give an account or statement of, as of the proceedings, debates, etc., of a legislative body, a convention, court, etc.; specifically, to write out or take down from the lips of the speaker: as, the debate was fully reported.
  • To lay a charge against; bring to the cognizance of: as, to report one to one's employer.
  • To refer (one′ s self) for information or credit.
  • To return or reverberate, as sound; echo back.
  • To describe; represent.
  • To give information about one's self; speak for one's self.
  • Synonyms To announce, communicate.
  • To rumor, bruit.
  • To give in a report, or make a formal statement: as, the committee will report at twelve o'clock.
  • To give an account or description; specifically, to do the work of a reporter. See reporter .
  • Same as to report one's self (see under I.): as, to report at headquarters.
  • noun An account brought back or returned; a statement or relation of facts given in reply to inquiry, as the result of investigation, or by a person authorized to examine and bring or send information.
  • noun A tale carried; a story circulated; hence, rumor; common fame.
  • noun Repute; public character.
  • noun An account or statement. ,
  • noun The sound of an explosion; a loud noise.
  • noun Relation; correspondence; connection; reference.
  • noun Synonyms Narration, detail, description, recital, narrative, communication.
  • noun Hearsay.
  • noun Verdict. , etc. See decision .
  • Specifically, in music , to answer and echo, as voices in a madrigal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To make a report, or response, in respect of a matter inquired of, a duty enjoined, or information expected.
  • intransitive verb To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc., for publication.
  • intransitive verb 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.


From the american heritage® dictionary of the english language, 4th edition, from wiktionary, creative commons attribution/share-alike license.

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• Match report : Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham• Read Paul Doyle's minute-by-minute report• Daniel Taylor: City will be all the poorer for failure• In pictures: Tom Jenkins's best images from the gamePeter Crouch had messed up a better chance five minutes before Marton Fulop, in the night's decisive moment, pushed Younes Kaboul's cross on to his head.

Harry Redknapp's England contingent on course for South Africa as well Richard Williams at the City of Manchester Stadium 2010

Now….under Clinton, intel is gathered to figure out who did it, but before the report is finished, Clinton is out and Bush is in…..report is thus given to bush….and he did what Paul?

Think Progress » Tell Chris Wallace To Ask Rice About The U.S.S. Cole 2006

With all of these pieces the code for a trivial report could look something like this: use Report; my $report = Report - > new ();

Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz 2009

• Match report : Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham• Read Paul Doyle's minute-by-minute report• Richard Williams: Spurs 'England contingent shine• In pictures: Tom Jenkins's best images from the gameUltimately, though, they came up conspicuously short and, as the game reached its final stages, Mancini could be seen screaming into the night air, kicking out those polished shoes and releasing all that pent-up frustration in the knowledge that a place in the Champions League qualifiers was about to pass them by.

Even with all their riches, City will be far poorer for this failure Daniel Taylor at Eastlands 2010

• Match report : Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham• Read Paul Doyle's minute-by-minute report• Richard Williams: Spurs 'England contingent shine• Daniel Taylor: City will be all the poorer for failure• In pictures: Tom Jenkins's best images from the game

Roberto Mancini told his Manchester City job is safe 2010

• Match report : Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham• Read Paul Doyle's minute-by-minute report• Richard Williams: Spurs 'England contingent shine• Daniel Taylor: City will be all the poorer for failure• In pictures: Tom Jenkins's best images from the game "It's great for the club.

Harry Redknapp says securing fourth place 'better than winning FA Cup' 2010

* Goldstone called the allegation that the report encourages terror and negates Israel's right to self-defense "quite untrue and a fallacious attempt to win opposition to what is contained in the report*.

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  • Gloria Patri
  • Gloria in Excelsis
  • Nunc Dimittis
  • account rendered
  • acquaintance
  • advertise of
  • announcement
  • annunciation
  • book review
  • break the news
  • bright light
  • bring accusation
  • bring charges
  • bring to book
  • bulletin board
  • census report
  • check up on
  • commentation
  • common knowledge
  • common talk
  • communicate
  • communication
  • conversation
  • critical bibliography
  • critical journal
  • critical notice
  • critical review
  • declaration
  • declare roundly
  • demisemiquaver
  • description
  • disseminate
  • dominant note
  • double whole note
  • eighth note
  • election returns
  • enharmonic note
  • enlightenment
  • enunciation
  • factual information
  • familiarization
  • familiarize
  • fasten upon
  • fictionalize
  • find against
  • flying rumor
  • fulguration
  • fulmination
  • general information
  • give a report
  • give notice
  • give the facts
  • give tidings of
  • hang something on
  • hard information
  • hemidemisemiquaver
  • hue and cry
  • hymn of praise
  • hymnography
  • idea afloat
  • incidental information
  • inform against
  • information
  • inquire into
  • instruction
  • intelligence
  • investigate
  • issue a manifesto
  • issue a statement
  • latrine rumor
  • lay charges
  • leading article
  • literary criticism
  • lodge a complaint
  • lodge a plaint
  • make a statement
  • make an announcement
  • make public
  • maximum dissemination
  • musical note
  • mythologize
  • news stirring
  • notification
  • notoriousness
  • offertory sentence
  • pass judgment
  • pass sentence
  • patent note
  • position paper
  • prefer charges
  • presentation
  • press charges
  • press notice
  • proceedings
  • proclamation
  • promotional material
  • pronounce judgment
  • pronounce on
  • pronouncement
  • pronunciamento
  • public knowledge
  • public notice
  • public relations
  • public report
  • publication
  • publicity story
  • publish a manifesto
  • put on report
  • quarter note
  • recognition
  • report for duty
  • responding note
  • return a verdict
  • running commentary
  • scuttlebutt
  • serve notice
  • shaped note
  • sixteenth note
  • sixty-fourth note
  • sustained note
  • take to task
  • the bubble reputation
  • thirty-second note
  • tittle-tattle
  • transactions
  • transmission
  • unconfirmed report
  • utter a judgment
  • white paper

equivalents (1)

Other words for 'report'.

  • to be reported of

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  • translation
  • report card
  • underreport

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dailyword commented on the word report

Stories on fanfiction.net used to get this all the time, but now the abuse staff just ignores them.

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citizenbfk commented on the word report

Great page, as usual! -- But...um, strange pictures in the Visual section, must be a joke or a mistake. Offhand my personal first reaction to this word would be to think of a document being presented, or a 'report' being verbally given....so I would think of somethings like that for at least one of the visuals...😶

bilby commented on the word report

When photos were first added here it was algorithm pulling photos up from Flickr depending on how they'd been tagged. I have no idea how it works these days.

erinmckean commented on the word report

Thanks citizenbfk ! The images do look odd ... we do pull from the Flickr API, based on text or tags associated with the image. Lots of things are 'reported on' so that's why we see the images we do. I guess people don't photograph their reports (or share their report photographs under an open license) as much as there are photographs featured *in* reports.

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