review

noun
re·​view | \ ri-ˈvyü How to pronounce review (audio) \

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 How to pronounce review (audio) \
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 How to pronounce reviewable (audio) \ 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

Both penalty kicks had to be delayed for video reviews. Time, "Brazil Beats Peru to Win Its First Copa América Title Since 2007," 9 July 2019 Both penalty kicks had to be delayed for video reviews. Washington Post, "Brazil beats Peru to win 1st Copa América title since 2007," 8 July 2019 The breakthrough finally came when the referee signaled for video review in the 61st minute. Alicia Delgallo, Pro Soccer USA, "USWNT wins 4th World Cup title, takes down Netherlands 2-0," 8 July 2019 Both penalty kicks had to be delayed for video reviews. Mauricio Savarese, BostonGlobe.com, "Brazil breaks through, wins first Copa title since 2007," 7 July 2019 That all changed in the 61st minute, when Morgan drew a foul in the box after a high boot from Stefanie van der Gragt–not initially given, but eventually confirmed after a VAR review–and Rapinoe converted a penalty, which opened the game. Laken Litman, SI.com, "Rapinoe, Lavelle Recover to Lead USWNT to Historic Fourth World Cup Title," 7 July 2019 Replay appeared to show the ball go foul, but umpires ruled it a home run after review, anyway. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, "A’s head into the break on sizzle," 7 July 2019 Rapinoe scored in the 61st minute after a video review determined Stefanie van der Gragt had fouled Alex Morgan with a kick to the shoulder in the penalty area. Anne M. Peterson, Twin Cities, "United States defeats Netherlands 2-0 for record fourth Women’s World Cup title," 7 July 2019 Alfaro was called out at first base before the ruling was overturned after a review. Charles Odum, sun-sentinel.com, "Alfaro tagged out at plate in 9th, Braves escape rallying Marlins 4-3," 7 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

State Attorney General William Tong's office said in a statement that officials are reviewing the ruling and will decide whether to appeal it to the U.S. Supreme Court. Dave Collins, courant.com, "Federal court backs Tweed-New Haven Airport in dispute over runway length," 9 July 2019 The Forest Service is reviewing the company’s application and accepting public comments through July 26. Anchorage Daily News, "Australia company seeks OK for exploratory drilling in Alaska," 9 July 2019 The two teams had only two days to rest, review film and travel back up the coast for round two of the series. Julia Poe, Pro Soccer USA, "Orlando City confident it can avenge loss during road rematch with Philadelphia Union," 6 July 2019 An aide to the president said on Friday that officials were reviewing the case. Muktita Suhartono, BostonGlobe.com, "She recorded her boss’ lewd phone call to her. Now she’s going to jail," 5 July 2019 Britain’s competition regulator is reviewing Amazon.com Inc. Parmy Olson, WSJ, "Amazon’s Deliveroo Investment Attracts U.K. Watchdog’s Attention," 5 July 2019 The North Dakota Attorney General’s office is reviewing the complaint, public information office Liz Brocker said in an email to NBC News. NBC News, "AMA says North Dakota is trying to turn abortion doctors into 'government mouthpieces'," 2 July 2019 The city is reviewing additional permit applications which could result in more being approved, said spokesman Sean Maher. Carolyn Said, SFChronicle.com, "Oakland OKs 3,500 rental e-scooters from Bird, Lime, Lyft, Clevr," 2 July 2019 Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority Chairwoman Mary Scherling says the group doesn’t believe the watershed district followed its own rules on the vote, and authority attorneys are reviewing that process. USA TODAY, "Moon rocks, Misty of Chincoteague, Haiku Stairs: News from around our 50 states," 28 June 2019

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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
US : 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 How to pronounce review (audio) \

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 How to pronounce review (audio) \

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 How to pronounce reviewable (audio) \ adjective

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