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review

noun re·view \ ri-ˈvyü \

Definition of review

1 a :a formal military inspection
b :a military ceremony honoring a person or an event
2 :revision 1a
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)
6 a :a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
b :a magazine devoted chiefly to reviews and essays
7 a :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

Examples of review in a Sentence

  1. Changes to the building had to be made after the review by the safety inspectors.

  2. After hours of review, the committee made its decision.

  3. The medical records were sent to the doctor for review.

  4. I read the book reviews in the newspaper.

  5. The educational software was sent to teachers for review.

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Origin and Etymology of review

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

review Synonyms


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review

verb re·view \ ri-ˈvyü \

Definition of review

transitive verb
1 \ also ˈrē-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
4 a :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

reviewable

play \ri-ˈvyü-ə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of review in a Sentence

  1. Scientists are reviewing the results of the study.

  2. I need time to review the situation.

  3. The ruling will be reviewed by the Supreme Court.

  4. The committee reviewed the applications.

  5. The television show will review last year's major events.

  6. She reviewed her notes for the speech.

  7. The television show will review last year's major events.

  8. The biography reviewed her accomplishments.

  9. Critics have not yet reviewed the movie.

  10. The book was reviewed in this magazine.

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Origin and Etymology of review

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



REVIEW Defined for English Language Learners

review

noun

Definition of review for English Language Learners

  • : 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

Definition of review for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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review

noun re·view \ ri-ˈvyü \

Definition of review for Students

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

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review

verb

Definition of review for Students

reviewed; reviewing
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)

reviewer

noun

Law Dictionary

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review

noun re·view \ ri-ˈvyü \

legal Definition of review

: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

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review

transitive verb

legal Definition of review

:to reexamine judicially

reviewability

\-ˌvyü-ə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

reviewable

play \ri-ˈvyü-ə-bəl\ adjective


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