1 written/spoken account of sth
groundbreaking, important, influential, landmark, major
brief, short
12-page, 140-page, etc.
complete, comprehensive, extensive, full, wide-ranging (esp. BrE)

I will have to make a full report of the situation to my superiors.

detailed, in-depth
summary (esp. AmE)

the company's summary report for the second quarter of this year

encouraging, excellent, favourable/favorable, glowing, positive
adverse, bad, critical, damning, disturbing, hard-hitting (esp. BrE), negative, scathing
latest, new, recent, updated, up-to-date
first, original

There have been many new findings since the original report.

early, initial, interim, preliminary
follow-up, further, later, subsequent
periodic, regular
annual, daily, monthly, quarterly, weekly

daily status reports as to how and what we were doing

oral, verbal
published, unpublished
credible, reliable
erroneous, false, misleading

There have been conflicting reports on the number of people killed.


We'll have a live report from Manila in about 30 minutes.

eyewitness, first-hand

unconfirmed reports of a shooting in the capital

classified, confidential, secret

a damaging internal report on the department's organization

congressional, federal, government, parliamentary, Senate
intelligence, police

Reliable intelligence reports suggest that the terrorists have bases in five cities.


investigative news reports about glitches in the system

media, press
magazine, newspaper, radio, television
news, traffic, weather
commission, committee
credit, economic, financial, market
expense (AmE)

fired for falsifying an expense report


the consumer report for this 1993 model

employment (AmE)

the government's latest employment report

clinical, medical, psychiatric
scientific, technical
lab (informal), laboratory

the inspection report sent to the committee

case, research, survey
enquiry (esp. BrE)
accident, incident
progress, status
probation (esp. BrE)
law (esp. BrE)

The case has not yet been reported in the law reports.

deliver, give sb, make, present

The committee presented its report to the Attorney General.

compile, complete, do, draw up (esp. BrE), prepare, produce, type, type up, write

I typed up a report about the morning's events for our clients.


The sites generate detailed travel reports.

file, give (sb/sth), let sb have, provide, send sb/sth, submit

Our correspondent in Kabul files a report most days.

I'll let you have a report as soon as I can.

issue, release

Auditors normally issue a report as to whether the company accounts have been prepared correctly.


a confidential report leaked to the press

have, hear, obtain, receive

We've had reports of a gang shooting in the city.

commission, request

The government commissioned a report on the state of agriculture in the country.

launch (esp. BrE)
accept, approve, endorse

Following discussion, the annual report was accepted unanimously.

dismiss, reject
confirm, corroborate

They could neither confirm nor deny reports that the chairperson was to be replaced.

cite, quote

They replied citing a report from the finance department.

read, see
consider, discuss, examine, review

We have reviewed all reports from today's battle.


We're investigating reports of an explosion in this area.

appear in

A large number of tables and figures appear in the report.

be based on sth

This report is based on the analysis of 600 completed questionnaires.

address sth, concern sth, cover sth, deal with sth, detail sth, examine sth, focus on sth, look at sth, relate to sth

The report looks at the health risks linked to obesity.

comprise sth, contain sth, include sth
present sth, provide sth

The chairman's report provides a summary of operations.

comment on sth, declare sth, describe sth, document sth, explain sth, express sth, indicate sth, mention sth, outline sth, say sth, state sth, summarize sth

Reports have indicated that a growing number of medium-sized companies are under financial pressure.

cite sth, list sth, note sth, quote sth

The report notes evidence that secondary smoke harms unborn children.

add sth, continue … , go on … 

The report continued in similar vein.

The report went on to list her injuries.

acknowledge sth, admit sth, admit to sth

The report admits to several outstanding questions about the safety of the waste dumps.

allege sth, assert sth, claim sth, contend sth
argue sth
demonstrate sth, identify sth, illustrate sth, show sth
reveal sth

The riots could have been avoided, a report revealed yesterday.

predict sth
fail to do sth

The report fails to explain his decision.

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

advise sth, advocate sth, call for sth, propose sth, recommend sth, suggest sth, support sth, urge sth

The report called for sweeping changes in the education system.

question sth

Her report questions the scientific validity of the experiment.

accuse sb/sth, attack sb/sth, blame sb/sth, criticize sb/sth
be called sth, be entitled sth, be titled sth (esp. AmE)

a report entitled ‘Kick-start’

be issued, be out, be released, come out

Criticism has been directed at local businesses in a report out (= published) today.

come in

First reports of the accident are coming in.

be circulating

I based my statement on reports circulating at the time.

appear, emerge, surface

These reports surfaced throughout the summer.

author, writer, writing
according to a/the report

According to this evening's weather report, there will be snow tomorrow.

amid reports

The rally came amid reports of dissatisfaction among army officers.

in a/the report

The findings are summarized in the report.

report about, report into, report on

The department has launched a report into the bombing.

an official report on the accident

report by

a report by scientists

report from

a report from the select committee

report to

a report to the academic community

2 (BrE) (AmE report card) written statement about a student's work

She got a better report this time. (BrE)

She got a better report card this time. (AmE)


The reconnaissance party reported back that the town was heavily fortified.

erroneously, falsely, incorrectly
accurately, correctly
initially, originally

if the facts that have been reported publicly are true


She had dutifully reported this to her superiors.

be expected to, be likely 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, be proud to

I am pleased to report that the plan is going well.

be sad to, regret to

I am sad to report that she is not very well.

have to

It is with regret that I have to report the death of one of our members.

be reluctant to

Companies are sometimes reluctant to report economic espionage.

fail to

He was charged with careless driving and failing to report an accident.


This is John Hutchins, reporting from Zimbabwe.


Tonight we report 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 press.

reporting for duty

This is Dan Baker, reporting for duty.

Report is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑article, ↑census, ↑correspondent, ↑inspector, ↑journalist, ↑magazine, ↑media, ↑newspaper, ↑paper, ↑participant, ↑radio, ↑researcher, ↑scientist, ↑source, ↑study, ↑survey, ↑witness
Report is used with these nouns as the object: ↑abuse, ↑allegation, ↑assault, ↑case, ↑crime, ↑data, ↑decrease, ↑difficulty, ↑disappearance, ↑discovery, ↑disturbance, ↑earnings, ↑error, ↑experience, ↑experiment, ↑fact, ↑fall, ↑fault, ↑find, ↑finding, ↑improvement, ↑incident, ↑increase, ↑injury, ↑instance, ↑irregularity, ↑news, ↑occurrence, ↑profit, ↑result, ↑sale, ↑sighting, ↑story, ↑success, ↑suspicion, ↑symptom, ↑violation

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