report on (someone or something)

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report on (someone or something)

1. To prepare or present a news report about a particular person, thing, or topic. When reporting on mental health issues, it is extremely important not to write or speak in a way that might offend or stigmatize someone. I've been assigned to report on the new prime minister.
2. To give an official or formal account of someone or something They hired me to secretly report on the CEO as a part of their internal investigation. Janet is going to report on our financial results for the last quarter.
See also: on, report
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

report (up)on someone or something

to present an explanation on someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) The detective visited Mrs. Jones to report upon Mr. Jones. I want to report on the events of the day. Do you have time to listen?
See also: on, report
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Transactions from all channels are driven through a single payment processing platform, allowing merchants to receive reports on all electronic payment transactions processed through multiple sales channels from a single source.
Vattenfall, covering 12% of the Finnish power market, may sell its operations in the Nordic country as part of a strategy to focus on key markets in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands.Country: , FinlandSector: UtilitiesTarget: Vattenfall's Finnish businessBuyer: E.ON AG, E.ON SuomiVendor: Vattenfall ABDeal size in USD: 1.4bnType: Corporate acquisitionStatus: DeniedComment: Deal size is speculated., E.ON rejects reports on interest.