Synonyms of report
1 inform of • I reported the theft to the police.
communicate • The result will be communicated to parents.
announce • She was planning to announce her engagement to Peter.
mention • She did not mention her mother's absence.
declare • He declared his intention to become the best golfer in the world.
recount • He then recounted the story.
give an account of
bring word on
2 communicateDictionary • Several newspapers reported the decision. often with on
publish • The paper did not publish his name for legal reasons.
record • In her letters she records the domestic and social details of life in China.
tell • He told his story to the Sunday Times.
air • The whole issue was thoroughly aired at the meeting.
detail • The report detailed the human rights abuses committed.
describe • We asked her to describe what she had seen.
cover • He was sent to Italy to cover the World Cup.
give an account of
relate • He was relating a story he had once heard.
broadcast • Don't broadcast your business outside the family.
post • Officials began posting warning notices.
proclaim • He continues to proclaim his innocence.
relay • It will be used mainly to relay television programmes.
recite • I simply recited the names of a number of Chinese cities I knew.
narrate • The film is a story about power, narrated by an old sailor.
3 inform on • His wife reported him to the police.
shop (slang, mainly British) • Fraudsters are often shopped by honest friends and neighbours.
betray • He might be seen as having betrayed his mother.
denounce • Informers might at any moment denounce them to the authorities.
tell on (informal)
blow the whistle on (informal)
grass on (British, slang)
rat on (informal)
dob in (Australian, slang)
4 present yourself • None of them had reported for duty.
present yourself • She presented herself at the Town Hall at 11.30 for the ceremony.
come • Two police officers came into the hall.
appear • A woman appeared at the far end of the street.
arrive • Fresh groups of guests arrived.
turn up • He turned up on Christmas Day with a friend.
show up (informal) • Many workers failed to show up for work today.
clock in or on
1 articleDictionary • Press reports vary dramatically.
article • a newspaper article
story • Those are some of the top stories in the news.
communication • The ambassador has brought with him a communication from the President.
dispatch • this dispatch from our West Africa correspondent
piece • There was a piece about him on television.
message • Would you like to leave a message?
item • There was an item in the paper about him.
column • His name features frequently in the social columns of the tabloid newspapers.
communiqué • The call came in a communiqué sent to the Irish Prime Minister.
2 accountDictionary • a full report of what happened here tonight
account • He gave a detailed account of what had happened that night.
record • Keep a record of all the payments.
statement • statements from witnesses to the event
version • She went public with her version of events.
tale • a collection of poems and folk tales
description • He gave a description of the surgery he was about to perform.
narrative • He began his narrative with the day of the murder.
recital • It was a depressing recital of childhood abuse.
3 newsDictionary • There were no reports of casualties. often plural
news • They still haven't had any news about the survivors.
word • There is no word from the authorities on the reported attack.
information • They refused to give us any information about her.
announcement • the announcement of their engagement
4 appraisalDictionary • She was getting bad school reports.
appraisal • Self-appraisal is never easy.
assessment • He was referred to a psychiatric hospital for assessment.
evaluation • Evaluation is standard practice for the training course.
5 bangDictionary • There was a loud report as the fuel tanks exploded.
bang • I heard four or five loud bangs.
sound • Peter heard the sound of gunfire.
crash • Two people in the flat recalled hearing a loud crash about 1.30am.
crack • Suddenly there was a loud crack and glass flew into the air.
blast • a shotgun blast
boom • The stillness of the night was broken by the boom of a cannon.
explosion • Three people were killed in a bomb explosion in London today.
discharge • Where firearms are kept at home, the risk of accidental discharge is high.
detonation • a heavy detonation echoed round the housing estate
6 rumourDictionary • According to report, she made an impact at the party.
rumour • There's a strange rumour going around.
talk • There has been a lot of talk about me getting married.
buzz • The buzz is that she knows something.
gossip • There has been a lot of gossip about the reasons for his absence.
hearsay • Much of what was reported to them was hearsay.
scuttlebutt (US, slang)
7 reputeDictionary • He is true, manly, and of good report.
repute • The UN's repute has risen immeasurably.
character • He's begun a series of attacks on my character.
regard • I have a very high regard for him and what he has achieved.
reputation • The stories ruined his reputation.
fame • At the height of his fame, his every word was valued.
esteem • He is held in high esteem by his colleagues.
eminence • pilots who achieved eminence in the aeronautical world
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accountAn account is a written or spoken report of something that has happened.
• He gave a detailed account of what had happened that night.
airIf you air your opinions, you make them known to people.
• The whole issue was thoroughly aired at the meeting.
give vent to,
take the wraps off
give vent to,
take the wraps off
announceIf you announce something, you tell people about it publicly or officially.
• She was planning to announce her engagement to Peter.
Thesaurus for report from the Collins English Thesaurus
an account prepared for the benefit of others, esp one that provides information obtained through investigation and published in a newspaper or broadcast