re·​view·​er | \ri-ˈvyü-ər \

Definition of reviewer 

: one that reviews especially : a writer of critical reviews

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critic, pundit

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Examples of reviewer in a Sentence

many reviewers were unhappy with the movie's cryptic ending

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The device features the same high-speed processors and facial-recognition technology as its pricier siblings and has been praised by technology reviewers, who described it as the best value Apple has offered in recent years. Tripp Mickle, WSJ, "Apple May Lean on iPhone XR to Juice Sales," 26 Oct. 2018 Another reviewer also mentioned the company’s faulty computer infrastructure. Angela Lashbrook, Vox, "West Elm won over millennials. But now it’s really pissing them off.," 12 Oct. 2018 In fact, many reviewers say it's even helped eliminate stretch marks and fine lines. Samantha Leal, Marie Claire, "This New Moisturizer Actually Heals Your Sunburn," 5 Aug. 2016 Here are snapshots of what our reviewers thought of them. The Seattle Times, "4 movies open the day before Thanksgiving in the Seattle area," 20 Nov. 2018 The majority of reviewers believed the Series 4 realizes the original goal of Apple when it was introduced four years ago. Krysia Lenzo, Fox News, "Apple Watch review roundup: The hype is real for the best smartwatch on the market," 19 Sep. 2018 Though its trailer veers dangerously close to melodrama, A Star Is Born had reviewers raving following its premiere at the Venice Film Festival last week. Julie Kosin, Harper's BAZAAR, "This New Clip of Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born Proves You Will Never Get The Movie's Songs Out of Your Head," 7 Sep. 2018 These hoodies are a #1 best-seller and 84% of reviewers gave them a five-start rating. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "E5 College Sweatshirts Are 50% off on Amazon Right Now," 10 Aug. 2018 Tesla’s cars post hedonistic acceleration times ahd hundreds of miles of range, but reviewers who take them to the track have been disappointed. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "VW's Electrifying Bid to Dominate a Mountain Race," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of reviewer

1651, in the meaning defined above

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