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

Goff scored after Kupp was ruled down at the 1 by video review. oregonlive, "Los Angeles Rams dominate the New Orleans Saints: Recap, score, stats and more," 15 Sep. 2019 Hustlers has been getting incredible reviews, thanks to great writing, phenomenal directing, and fantastic performances from stars like Jennifer Lopez and Keke Palmer. Marci Robin, Allure, "Cardi B Used This Drugstore Face Cream as Body Lotion for Her Scenes in Hustlers," 15 Sep. 2019 Finlay seemingly succeeded when his 89th-minute shot found the back of the net, but a video review erased the would-be score. Glynn A. Hill, Houston Chronicle, "Dynamo record first win under interim coach Davy Arnaud," 11 Sep. 2019 Airbnb has released a three-year, forward-facing review detailing the changes that have been implemented within the corporation following a string of racial discrimination claims levied against the hospitality giant. Essence, "Airbnb Works To Clean Up Its Reputation For Racial Discrimination In New 3-Year Report," 11 Sep. 2019 The new 200-seat restaurant has no website, no Yelp reviews in its first three weeks, and a Facebook page that has recently come to life. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "A barbecue revival at new Tom’s Place: ‘To honor my parents and keep their legacy alive’," 9 Sep. 2019 At the time of its release, the film received negative, even derisive reviews from a range of critics, including Vincent Canby, of the Times. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "Revisiting “Moment by Moment,” Lily Tomlin and John Travolta’s Wrongly Despised 1978 Melodrama," 9 Sep. 2019 The runner initially was ruled out, but video review determined Suárez was not in the act of throwing. Jeff Wallner, Cincinnati.com, "Michael Lorenzen's late-game heroics powers Cincinnati Reds over Arizona Diamondbacks," 8 Sep. 2019 Between commercial breaks, replay reviews, rules changes and the additional plays attributable to increased passing, the average Football Bowl Subdivision game lengthened by 23 minutes between 1996 and 2016, from 3:01 to 3:24. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Kirk Herbstreit should blame ESPN for Louisville fans leaving the Notre Dame game early," 3 Sep. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

These bans have been upheld by federal circuit courts, and so far the Supreme Court has not taken any opportunities to review them. David B. Kopel, National Review, "Heller’s Precarious Situation," 12 Sep. 2019 Now, both offensive and defensive pass interference calls are reviewable and a flag doesn’t have to be thrown for officials to review it. Giana Han, baltimoresun.com, "The Ravens’ home opener is Sunday. Here’s what you need to know before heading to M&T Bank Stadium.," 11 Sep. 2019 But the observation remained just a side note, and the specimens in question would sit in collection shelves at the university for over 70 years until Rutledge took up the task of reviewing them. Danielle Hall, Smithsonian, "Scientist Lampoons Birth Announcemenst With Discovery of New ‘Spadenose’ Ray," 10 Sep. 2019 Terms of the tentative contract were withheld until the workers could review them and vote. Lori Weisberg, Los Angeles Times, "Grocery strike may be averted: Supermarkets and union reach tentative deal," 8 Sep. 2019 After reviewing it, I was convinced that anyone who plans to use a Chromebook for anything more than occasional Web browsing should get a device with Core m3-level power or a comparable CPU. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Guidemaster: How to buy a Chromebook, plus our best picks," 7 Sep. 2019 If a lawsuit is filed, American will review it and respond in court when appropriate. Paula Rogo, Essence, "This Black Man Is Suing American Airlines For Being Kicked Off A Flight 'So A Dog Could Fly First Class'," 31 Aug. 2019 Apple has not been alone in recording voice assistant queries and relying on humans to review them. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Apple Opts out of Saving Siri Recordings by Default, Turning Another Controversy into a Marketing Moment," 28 Aug. 2019 But in other cases the form gets sent to and reviewed by the state or local health department for approval, Peterson says. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Actually Counts as a Medical Exemption for Vaccines—and What's at Stake When They're Abused," 26 Aug. 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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