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Definition 1: the general estimation that the public has for a person - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where report or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for report in the sense of this definition

(report is a kind of ...) the respect with which a person is held

"they had a high estimation of his ability"

Definition 2: a short account of the news - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where report or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for report in the sense of this definition

(report is a kind of ...) information reported in a newspaper or news magazine

"the news of my death was greatly exaggerated"

(... is a kind of report ) report or open letter giving informal or confidential news of interest to a special group

(... is a kind of report ) a brief report (especially an official statement issued for immediate publication or broadcast)

(... is a kind of report ) an official report (usually sent in haste)

(... is a kind of report ) a story that appears mysteriously and spreads spontaneously in various forms and is usually false; contains elements of humor or horror and is popularly believed to be true

(... is a kind of report ) a news report that is reported first by one news organization

"he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials"

Definition 3: the act of informing by verbal report - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where report or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for report in the sense of this definition

(report is a kind of ...) a speech act that conveys information

(... is a kind of report ) the act of preparing a summary (or an instance thereof); stating briefly and succinctly

(... is a kind of report ) a report of a discourse in which deictic terms are modified appropriately (e.g.,

"he said `I am a fool'" "he said he is a fool"

(... is a kind of report ) a report of the exact words used in a discourse (e.g.,

"he said `I am a fool'"

(... is a kind of report ) (Yiddish) a long boring tediously detailed account

"he insisted on giving us the whole megillah"

(... is a kind of report ) report of a mission or task

(... is a kind of report ) short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)

(... is a kind of report ) the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events

"his narration was hesitant"

(... is a kind of report ) a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

"the divorce caused much gossip"

Definition 4: an essay (especially one written as an assignment) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where report or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got an A on his composition

Synonyms for report in the sense of this definition

(report is a kind of ...) an analytic or interpretive literary composition

(... is a kind of report ) a composition intended to indicate a student's progress during a school term

Definition 5: a written document describing the findings of some individual or group - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where report or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this accords with the recent study by Hill and Dale

Synonyms for report in the sense of this definition

(report is a kind of ...) writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

(... is a kind of report ) a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance

(... is a kind of report ) a careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failure

(... is a kind of report ) a government report; bound in white

(... is a kind of report ) a report published by the British government; bound in blue

(... is a kind of report ) a preliminary report of government proposals that is published in order to stimulate discussion

(... is a kind of report ) a report of work accomplished during a specified time period

(... is a kind of report ) a report that explains or justifies or recommends some particular policy

(... is a kind of report ) a report of the results of a medical examination of a patient

Definition 6: a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where report or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his father signed his report card

Synonyms for report in the sense of this definition

(report is a kind of ...) a message received and understood

Definition 7: a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing) - [noun denoting event]

Samples where report or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they heard a violent report followed by silence

(report is a kind of ...) sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)

"he enjoyed the street noises" "they heard indistinct noises of people talking" "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"

Definition 8: to give an account or representation of in words - [verb of communication]

Samples where report or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental

Synonyms for report in the sense of this definition

(report is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

Definition 9: make known to the authorities - [verb of communication]

Samples where report or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • One student reported the other to the principal

(report is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

Definition 10: complain about; make a charge against - [verb of communication]

Samples where report or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I reported her to the supervisor

(report is a kind of ...) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

"My mother complains all day" "She has a lot to kick about"

Definition 11: announce one's presence - [verb of communication]

Samples where report or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(report is a kind of ...) make known; make an announcement

"She denoted her feelings clearly"

(... is a kind of report ) announce one's arrival, e.g. at hotels or airports

(... is a kind of report ) announce one's departure from a hotel

(... is a kind of report ) register one's departure from work

Definition 12: announce as the result of an investigation or experience or finding - [verb of communication]

Samples where report or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(report is a kind of ...) make known; make an announcement

"She denoted her feelings clearly"

Definition 13: be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism - [verb of communication]

Samples where report or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for report in the sense of this definition

(report is a kind of ...) impart knowledge of some fact, state of affairs, or event to

"I informed him of his rights"

(report has a similar meaning as ...) maintain a check on; especially by patrolling

"The second officer covered the top floor"

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