re·​view·​er | \ ri-ˈvyü-ər How to pronounce reviewer (audio) \

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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The bank worked with an independent reviewer from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to inspect its internal antibribery and corruption controls. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, "Serious Fraud Office Concludes Deferred Prosecution Agreement With Standard Bank," 30 Nov. 2018 The LCD2 Classic maintains all of these good attributes, and measurements from other reviewers have shown their spectacularly low harmonic distortion. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Audeze LCD2 Classic review: these cans will turn you into an audiophile," 3 Aug. 2018 In broad terms, though, Villatoro explained that if a complaint comes in, an expert reviewer in the same specialty is assigned to review the case, study medical records and issue an opinion. Jessica Ravitz, CNN, "Former USC doctor accused of inappropriately touching students," 16 May 2018 Expert reviewers in the ADDM look for signs of autism in the medical records of children living in select counties and states across the U.S. Jessica Wright, Scientific American, "Autism Prevalence Jumps 16 Percent, CDC Says," 27 Apr. 2018 Human reviewers and other outside experts will help determine the quality of a video and teach its systems what videos to promote over others, the company said. Yoree Koh, WSJ, "YouTube to Curb Its Referrals to Conspiracy Theories and Other False Claims," 25 Jan. 2019 These nine blow dryers come highly recommended by Amazon reviewers and most of them cost less than $50 to boot. Rachel Jacoby Zoldan, SELF, "The 9 Best Blow Dryers, According to Amazon Reviews," 16 Jan. 2019 Plenty of Trek fans and reviewers have analyzed this decision (and the resulting timeline) since. Sam Ferguson, Ars Technica, "A dozen years after near-death, Star Trek’s future may be stronger than ever," 19 May 2018 Even Apple watchers and reviewers complained of its poor design. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Apple Slapped With Lawsuit Over MacBook Pro's 'Defective' Keyboard," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of reviewer

1651, in the meaning defined above

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the range of authority or knowledge

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