accusations of an opponent. Here the noun corresponds to a frequent use of the verb, as when we say.
"This will answer (i.e., fully meet) the end in view;" "It answers the purpose."
(Re*ply"er) n. See Replier. Bacon.
(Re*pol"ish) v. t. To polish again.
(Re*pone") v. t. [L. reponere; pref. re- re- + ponere to place.] To replace. R. Baillie.
(Re*pop`u*la"tion) n. The act of repeopling; act of furnishing with a population anew.
(Re*port") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reported; p. pr. & vb. n. Reporting.] [F. reporter to carry back,
carry (cf. rapporter; see Rapport), L. reportare to bear or bring back; pref. re- re- + portare to bear
or bring. See Port bearing, demeanor.]
1. To refer. [Obs.]
Baldwin, his son, . . . succeeded his father; so like unto him that we report the reader to the character
of King Almeric, and will spare the repeating his description.Fuller.
2. 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.
There is no man that may reporten all.Chaucer.
3. To give an account of; to relate; to tell; to circulate publicly, as a story; as, in the common phrase, it is
It is reported among the heathen, and Gashmu saith it, that thou and the Jews think to rebel.Neh. vi.
4. To give an official account or statement of; as, a treasurer reports the receipts and expenditures.
5. To return or repeat, as sound; to echo. [Obs. or R.] "A church with windows only from above, that
reporteth the voice thirteen times." Bacon.
6. (Parliamentary Practice) 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.
7. To make minutes of, as a speech, or the doings of a public body; to write down from the lips of a
8. To write an account of for publication, as in a newspaper; as, to report a public celebration or a horse
9. To make a statement of the conduct of, especially in an unfavorable sense; as, to report a servant to
To be reported, or To be reported of, to be spoken of; to be mentioned, whether favorably or unfavorably.
Acts xvi. 2. To report one's self, to betake one's self, as to a superior or one to whom service is
due, and be in readiness to receive orders or do service.
Syn. To relate; narrate; tell; recite; describe.
(Re*port") v. i.