review

noun
re·view | \ ri-ˈvyü \

Definition of review 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a formal military inspection

b : a military ceremony honoring a person or an event

3 : a general survey (as of the events of a period)

4 : an act or the process of reviewing

5 : judicial reexamination (as of the proceedings of a lower tribunal by a higher)

6a : a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)

b : a magazine devoted chiefly to reviews and essays

7a : a retrospective view or survey (as of one's life)

b(1) : renewed study of material previously studied

(2) : an exercise facilitating such study

8 : revue

review

verb
re·view | \ ri-ˈvyü \
reviewed; reviewing; reviews

Definition of review (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 \alsoˈrē-ˌvyü \ : to view or see again

2 : to examine or study again especially : to reexamine judicially

3 : to look back on : take a retrospective view of review the past

4a : to go over or examine critically or deliberately reviewed the results of the study

b : to give a critical evaluation of review a novel

5 : to hold a review of review troops

intransitive verb

1 : to study material again : make a review review for a test

2 : to write reviews

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Verb

reviewable \ri-ˈvyü-ə-bəl \ adjective

Examples of review in a Sentence

Noun

Changes to the building had to be made after the review by the safety inspectors. After hours of review, the committee made its decision. The medical records were sent to the doctor for review. I read the book reviews in the newspaper. The educational software was sent to teachers for review.

Verb

Scientists are reviewing the results of the study. I need time to review the situation. The ruling will be reviewed by the Supreme Court. The committee reviewed the applications. The television show will review last year's major events. She reviewed her notes for the speech. The television show will review last year's major events. The biography reviewed her accomplishments. Critics have not yet reviewed the movie. The book was reviewed in this magazine.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The incident is under review by Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre. Amy Lieu, Fox News, "Arizona state lawmaker brags about speeding, claims immunity: video," 13 July 2018 The statement did not address whether that policy would be under review. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "State account auto-tweets link to Attorney General Curtis Hill statement criticizing accuser," 12 July 2018 Strzok is still employed with the FBI, but was escorted from FBI headquarters in June while his personnel case is under review. Erin Kelly, USA TODAY, "FBI agent Peter Strzok: My personal opinion of Trump did not affect my work," 12 July 2018 But at least one other case is under review in an ongoing investigation: The arrest of a black transient man, Erasmus Banmah, 35, who was charged with five vehicle burglaries on the same day in February 2014. Charles Rabin, Jay Weaver And David Ovalle, miamiherald, "The chief wanted perfect stats, so cops were told to pin crimes on blacks, probe found," 12 July 2018 The woman requested anonymity because her asylum request is currently under review. New York Times, "‘They Were Abusing Us the Whole Way’: A Tough Path for Gay and Trans Migrants," 11 July 2018 Then Donald Trump won the presidency, and the Interior Department promptly put the plan under review—the first step in destroying it. Peter S. Alagona, Outside Online, "The Endangered Species Act Needs a Reboot," 9 July 2018 Each is either under investigation by police or under review by prosecutors. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "'Don't touch her': 911 call details lead up to fatal shooting by LMPD," 6 July 2018 The Archdiocese of Washington said that the incident was under review. Paula Rogo, Essence.com, "White Pastor Apologizes For Kicking Out Black Family During Funeral," 3 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Feigin, who has worked as a medical examiner in Massachusetts and New Jersey, reviewed Zane’s autopsy report and testimony, as well as tissue samples. Shawn Musgrave, BostonGlobe.com, "Legal battle over medical examiner’s track record," 14 July 2018 Before Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia, The Wall Street Journal reviewed the celebrations from all 161 goals in the tournament. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "The World Cup of Boring Celebrations," 13 July 2018 Park Police Chief Jason Ohotto and Superintendent Mary Merrill reviewed the bodycam footage Wednesday morning and requested an independent investigation into whether police policies, procedures and laws were properly followed. Jacob Taylor /, NBC News, "Viral video of handcuffed black teens in Minneapolis sparks police investigation," 12 July 2018 Also, Reuters reviewed an email in which investigators from the law firm Gibson Dunn told the group of employees making the complaint that some of their allegations had been substantiated. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "The Rise And Fall of Uber HR Chief Liane Hornsey," 11 July 2018 The Trump administration is reviewing plans for a new Everglades reservoir that would give water managers more flexibility when lake levels rise. Jennifer Kay, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Blue-green algae, red tide soil beaches, threaten Florida tourism," 10 July 2018 They are being held while their parents await immigration proceedings or, if the children arrived unaccompanied, are reviewed for possible asylum themselves. Martha Mendoza And Larry Fenn, Detroit Free Press, "Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry, research shows," 12 July 2018 Not everyone who visits a restaurant leaves a Yelp review, and the study even pointed out that just eight neighborhoods of the 42 sampled counted for the overwhelming majority of the Yelp visitor reviews in 2015. Shoshana Wodinsky, The Verge, "Study claims Airbnb is great for your neighborhood’s economy, if it’s predominantly white," 11 July 2018 That prosecutor will review Torres' eventual findings and determine whether Hill will face criminal charges. Rick Callahan, Post-Tribune, "Special prosecutor to aid groping investigation of Indiana attorney general," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of review

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1576, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for review

Noun

Middle English reveue, from Middle French, from feminine past participle of revoir to see again, reexamine, from Old French reveoir, from re- + veoir, veeir to see — more at view

Verb

in sense 1 of transitive verb, from re- + view; in other senses, from review entry 1

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review

noun

English Language Learners Definition of review

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an act of carefully looking at or examining the quality or condition of something or someone : examination or inspection

: a report that gives someone's opinion about the quality of a book, performance, product, etc.

: a magazine filled mostly with reviews and articles that describe the writer's thoughts or opinions about a subject

review

verb

English Language Learners Definition of review (Entry 2 of 2)

: to look at or examine (something) carefully especially before making a decision or judgment

: to study or look at (something) again

: to describe or show (a series of things or events from the past)

review

noun
re·view | \ ri-ˈvyü \

Kids Definition of review

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a look at or examination of a review of the year's major events

2 : a piece of writing about the quality of something (as a book, performance, or product) The film got rave reviews.

3 : a fresh study of material studied before

4 : a formal inspection of troops by officers of high rank or an important person

review

verb
reviewed; reviewing

Kids Definition of review (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to look at or study again Let's review the lesson.

2 : to look at or examine carefully Let's review your record.

3 : to report on or evaluate the quality of Critics will review the book.

4 : to make an official inspection of (as troops)

Other words from review

reviewer noun

review

noun
re·view | \ ri-ˈvyü \

Legal Definition of review 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a judicial reexamination and reconsideration of the legality or constitutionality of something (as the proceedings of a lower tribunal or a legislative enactment or governmental action) — see also judicial review

Legal Definition of review (Entry 2 of 2)

: to reexamine judicially

Other words from review

reviewability \-ˌvyü-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē \ noun
reviewable \ri-ˈvyü-ə-bəl \ adjective

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