re·​view·​er | \ ri-ˈvyü-ər \

Definition of reviewer

: one that reviews especially : a writer of critical reviews

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Synonyms for reviewer


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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With nearly 15,000 reviewers and an average 4.3 rating, this might be the most popular air mattress on Amazon. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Air Mattresses on the Market," 20 Dec. 2018 They were written by Amazon reviewers so prolific that they have been designated, basically, influencers and are often shipped new products early to review in advance. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Jell-O is finally capitalizing on the Instagram slime trend," 15 Nov. 2018 Facebook uses a combination of human reviewers and machine learning technology to detect what’s fake, but eventually hopes to use machine learning to proactively find false photos and videos, too. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Facebook has a plan to protect the U.S. midterms. Is it enough?," 17 Aug. 2018 The process, which involves both human reviewers and machine learning technology, is designed to catch any misleading information. Bree Tracey, Fox News, "How under-fire Facebook is bolstering its battle against fake news," 12 July 2018 While Sanders clarified the location where she was evicted in her initial tweet, hundreds of Facebook commenters, Yelp reviewers and Twitter users targeted the wrong Red Hen, leaving the D.C. location scrambling to set the record straight. Alex Connor, USA TODAY, "Wrong Red Hen: D.C. restaurant thwarts backlash after Sarah Huckabee Sanders' incident 200 miles away," 25 June 2018 Recent reports on Model 3s purchased at retail by professional reviewers have been brutal. Michael Hiltzik,, "Elon Musk wants to rate journalists' credibility. But how's his credibility?," 24 May 2018 This mind-blowing revelation is all thanks to one tough reviewer and the eagle eyes of Lahari Manchikanti, a student at the University of Florida studying computer science and digital art. Emily Wang, Allure, "Woman Posts Viral Review After Her Kat Von D Tattoo Liner Lasts Through Car Accident," 25 Apr. 2018 One college-age reviewer raves about the value and includes this handy tip: Hold onto the bag that the set comes in, then use it to store all the pieces when moving out. Nicole Saporita, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Bed-in-a-Bag Sets You Can Buy," 24 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of reviewer

1651, in the meaning defined above

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