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 \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

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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Other Words from review

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

Democrats in Congress have unsuccessfully pushed for an independent review of the federal response. Arelis R. Hernandez And Joel Achenbach, chicagotribune.com, "Failure of imagination hindered federal response to hurricanes that devastated Puerto Rico," 14 July 2018 This is a guy who's been demoted by the FBI, who's been criticized by the FBI Director, by the Inspector General, demoted to the human resources and is under investigation for an ethics review. Fox News, "UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on NATO, Russia and Brexit," 13 July 2018 The company said Ragin has been suspended until a full investigation by Atlanta police and an internal ABM review have been completed. Campbell Lutz, ajc, "NFL veteran ‘Pacman’ Jones assaulted at Atlanta airport, police say," 12 July 2018 Last summer, an independent review of community choice found the program, as compared to SDG&E, would deliver more green energy to San Diegans while costing residents and businesses less over time. Joshua Emerson Smith, sandiegouniontribune.com, "SDG&E counter proposal to public-energy alternative still incomplete as elected officials call for vote," 12 July 2018 The Times subsequently conducted an internal review of Ms. Watkins’s actions, and she was recently reassigned to its New York newsroom. New York Times, "Border Agent Who Questioned Reporter Is Investigated for Computer Misuse," 12 July 2018 The mother failed her initial credible fear interview, but requested an immigration judge review the denial, as is allowed by law, said Leslie Thorne, a partner with Haynes and Boone who is handling the case. Lomi Kriel, San Antonio Express-News, "Half of migrants under 5 reunited with parents, though rest remain ‘ineligible’," 12 July 2018 Vitti has been up against a curriculum deemed weak and outdated by an audit, and an independent review of facilities that found $500 million is needed to fix the district's school buildings. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "Appeal planned in Detroit literacy lawsuit tossed by federal judge," 2 July 2018 In an internal review, GE found that its component businesses, including the pieces now being spun off, should justify a share price of more than $20, said a person familiar with the matter. Rick Clough, Bloomberg.com, "GE CEO’s Make-or-Break Overhaul Took Shape on a Ski Vacation," 27 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

After the climb, Howitt produced and circulated a 19-page document that reviewed, in painstaking detail, Jornet’s ascent of Cho Oyu, in early May, and both of his Everest climbs later that same month. Nick Heil, Outside Online, "Are Kilian Jornet's Speed Records Too Good to Be True?," 12 July 2018 Also reviewing the case is Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, which licenses and inspects such facilities, a spokeswoman said. Linda Trischitta, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Caretaker accused of using duct tape to tie up 67-year-old woman," 13 July 2018 To sideline him, Greenwood proposed what seemed a thankless task: reviewing Britain’s social-insurance schemes. The Economist, "The welfare state needs updating," 12 July 2018 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

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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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