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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The university ignored the complaints for several months but finally asked an external reviewer to investigate. Gretchen Vogel, Science | AAAS, "Macchiarini guilty of misconduct, but whistleblowers share blame, new Karolinska Institute verdict finds," 26 June 2018 At one time, blatant commercialism by fine artists was considered gauche (Murakami included a Vuitton gift shop in the middle of a 2007 exhibition in Los Angeles; some reviewers clasped their pearls in horror.). Gaile Robinson, star-telegram, "The Modern goes big and bright with international art star Murakami retrospective," 8 June 2018 The revision process included 14 writers and reviewers, all of them social studies experts, and an additional 21 people — including Colbeck — who were part of a focus group. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "Politics invade Michigan school social studies review," 19 June 2018 There will be more human reviewers sifting through your photos, comments, updates, and likes. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Term Sheet -- Tuesday, May 22," 22 May 2018 USA TODAY Network food writers and product reviewers are gearing up for grilling season. Usa Today Network, USA TODAY, "This week in food and drink: Grilling tips and recipes," 19 May 2018 Amazon reviewers also swear by these Sticky Stakes ($7,, which trap adult fungus gnats and other insects plaguing your houseplants. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of Those Pesky Gnats Plaguing Your Kitchen," 8 May 2018 Last year, DiResta began studying and joining Amazon reviewer groups on Facebook. Author: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Craig Timberg, Anchorage Daily News, "How merchants quietly use Facebook to flood Amazon with fake reviews," 24 Apr. 2018 Amazon reviewers mention making quiche with it, yogurt, pasta, and other starchy dishes. Elaheh Nozari, Bon Appetit, "The Instant Pot Nonstick Cooking Pot Is Finally Back In Stock," 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of reviewer

1651, in the meaning defined above

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