Report noun - Information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy.
Usage example: the report is that she was caught embezzling, but no one has any evidence
Talk is a synonym for report in rumour topic. In some cases you can use "Talk" instead the word "Report" as a noun or a verb, when it comes to topics like speech.
Talk noun - Information or opinion that is widely disseminated without any authority or confirmation of accuracy.
Usage example: her wild behavior is exciting some lurid talk
Report is a synonym for talk in gossip topic. You can use "Report" instead the word "Talk" as a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as lecture, rumour.
How words are described
|good||good report||good talk|
|long||long report||long talk|
|similar||similar report||similar talk|
|brief||brief report||brief talk|
|Other adjectives: short, standard, free, single, quick, new, final, last, different.|
Both words in one sentence
- One report states that after picking him up, he wouldn't talk to the driver, and soon the old man tried to jump out of the moving car.
Source: Beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts
- The dean is very uptight, resembles Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter in looks and personality, refuses to report the disappearances to the police, and encourages everyone not to talk about them.
Source: Red Herring
- He is then told to talk to the girls in the series, learn about their Thema, and turn in a report on it in the morning the next day.
Source: Manga / Trinity Seven
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