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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It won’t be released until July 2, but reviewers are enamored of its modern trappings of online dating. Tom Hoffarth,, "Morning Briefing: USC’s Cindy Marina wears multiple hats, and one is a crown," 12 June 2019 Later evidence has shown that Keats took his hostile reviews with a considerably more manly calm than we were taught in school, and yet the image of the young, rare talent cut down by venomous reviewers remains firmly fixed in the public mind. Elizabeth Hardwick, Harper's magazine, "Literary Failure," 10 June 2019 But clinical researchers have been reluctant to embrace preprints, in part because of the harm that could result if doctors change clinical care or patients try treatments on their own based on findings that haven’t been vetted by peer reviewers. Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | AAAS, "Medical preprint server debuts," 5 June 2019 Amazon reviewers are loving this small ridged, silicone mat for the job. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "40 Creative Things to Do When You're Bored to Pass the Time," 23 May 2019 Beyond the technical issues, many reviewers criticized the Fold for its crease, ergonomics, and software, especially when using apps in full-screen mode. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Samsung pushes back Galaxy Fold release to 'run further internal tests' following poor reviews," 22 Apr. 2019 Here are snapshots of what our reviewers thought of the movies opening this week in the Seattle area. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "12 movies open April 12 in Seattle; our reviewers weigh in," 12 Apr. 2019 Sadly, many reviewers at the time focused on Ms. Joplin and skipped over the band, while friends urged Ms. Joplin to find a better group to back her as a solo act. Marc Myers, WSJ, "‘Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills’ Review: A Classic Album’s Untold Story," 20 Nov. 2018 As many reviewers have already pointed out, the ever-present violence of this neighborhood is evident from the show’s first episode. Anna North, Vox, "My Brilliant Friend pulls back the curtain on women’s lives. What it reveals is dark and violent.," 20 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of reviewer

1651, in the meaning defined above

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