- report ► VERB 1) give a spoken or written account of something. 2) convey information about an event or situation. 3) make a formal complaint about. 4) present oneself as having arrived somewhere or as ready to do something. 5) (report to) be responsible to (a supervisor or manager). 6) Brit. formally announce that a parliamentary committee has dealt with (a bill).► NOUN 1) an account given of a matter after investigation or consideration. 2) a piece of information about an event or situation. 3) Brit. a teacher's written assessment of a pupil's work and progress. 4) a sudden loud noise of or like an explosion or gunfire.DERIVATIVES reportable adjective.ORIGIN Latin reportare 'bring back' .
English terms dictionary. 2015.