in·ter·view·ee | \ˌin-tər-(ˌ)vyü-ˈē \

Definition of interviewee 

: one who is interviewed

Examples of interviewee in a Sentence

He asked the interviewee some very personal questions.

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Disappointingly, this was a sentiment expressed by several male interviewees. Hilary George-parkin, Glamour, "The Glass Runway: Our Exclusive Survey on the State of the Fashion Industry," 21 May 2018 Some interviewees, like Ava DuVernay or Lena Dunham, might be able to fund projects based on their reputations. Teo Bugbee, New York Times, "Review: ‘Half the Picture’ Aims a Spotlight on Hollywood’s Sexism," 7 June 2018 One interviewee said even owning a large number of books could arouse suspicion, unless one worked as a teacher. Simon Denyer, Washington Post, "China detains relatives of U.S. reporters in apparent punishment for Xinjiang coverage," 28 Feb. 2018 Other interviewees speak glowingly of her knack for long-range strategizing and laying traps of simple, inescapable logic. Ty Burr,, "You down with ‘RBG’? Documentary presents its case," 2 May 2018 One interviewee describes the beauty of nature when it’s lit up in the evenings by lights installed by a homeowners’ association—a telling detail about white Americans’ tendency to interfere with the natural world. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "Film / History Pow Wow is a wry documentary about Americans' distance from their own history," 16 Feb. 2018 The study divided interviewees into four categories, based on the date of arrival in Florida: between 2017 and 2018; 2015 and 2016; 2012 and 2014; and before 2011. Bianca Padró Ocasio,, "Survey of Puerto Ricans in Florida finds many plan to stay, language barrier a top challenge," 6 July 2018 Upon meeting, Savage is friendlier and more engaged than the band's reputation as prickly interviewees suggests. Eve Barlow, GQ, "Parquet Courts Are Here to Thrash," 7 May 2018 The interviewees, however, expressed a range of feelings and emotions regarding their gender identity — from isolation to transformation. NBC News, "'Female' captures uniqueness, diversity of trans women through photography," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of interviewee

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interviewee was in 1884

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: a person who is interviewed

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to reject or criticize sharply

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