Synonyms and Antonyms of review

  1. 1 a usually critical look at a past event a review of yesterday's football game gave us a lot of good ideas on how to improve for the next one Synonyms reappraisal, reconsideration, reexamination, retrospect, retrospection Related Words recap, recapitulation, rehash Near Antonyms preview

  2. 2 a close look at or over someone or something in order to judge condition took the car to her mechanic for a complete mechanical review before she decided to sell it Synonyms audit, check, checkup, examination, going-over, look-see, inspection, scan, scrutiny, survey, viewRelated Words analysis, assay, close-up, deconstruction, dissection; exploration, investigation, probe, research, study; inquisition, interrogation; once-over, perusal; recheck, reinspection, resurvey; observation, surveillance, watch; checkout, test-drive, trial run

  3. 3 a publication that appears at regular intervals had his poetry published in a literary review Synonyms book, bulletin, diurnal, gazette, mag, magazine, newspaper, organ, paper, periodical, rag, journal, serial, zineRelated Words annual, bimonthly, biweekly, daily, monthly, quarterly, semimonthly, semiweekly, triweekly, weekly, yearbook; digest, little magazine; fanzine; pictorial, slick; broadside, edition, extra, sheet, supplement, tab, tabloid; newsletter, newsmagazine, newsweekly

  4. 4 an essay evaluating or analyzing something a harsh movie review of an expected summer blockbuster Synonyms critique, examen, notice, criticismRelated Words column, commentary, editorial, punditry; appraisal, assessment, evaluation; analysis, examination, opinion, outline, study, survey

  5. 5 the act, process, or result of making different the company decided that the 100-year-old office building could use a review Synonyms alteration, difference, modification, redoing, refashioning, remaking, remodeling, revamping, change, revise, revision, reworking, variationRelated Words amendment, correction, rectification, reform; conversion, deformation, distortion, metamorphosis, mutation, transfiguration, transformation; fluctuation, oscillation, shift; displacement, replacement, substitution; adjustment, modulation, regulation, tweak; redesign, redoAntonyms fixation, stabilization



Synonyms and Antonyms of review

  1. 1 to consider again especially with the possibility of change or reversal since we can't follow that plan, we'll have to review our options and decide on something else Synonyms readdress, reanalyze, reconceive, redefine, reevaluate, reexamine, reexplore, rethink, reconsider, revisit, reweighRelated Words rehear; reconceptualize, reenvision, reimagine; reappraise, reassess, reinvestigate, restudy; amend, correct, emend, rectify, reform, remedy, reviseNear Antonyms assert, defend, maintain, uphold

  2. 2 to look over closely (as for judging quality or condition) a consultant was brought in to review our security procedures Synonyms audit, check (out), con, examine, overlook, oversee, inspect, scan, scrutinize, survey, viewRelated Words notice, observe, watch; comb, peruse, pore (over); analyze, dissect, parse; delve (into), explore, investigate, plumb, probe, research, study; categorize, classify; pick over; reinspect, rereview, resurveyNear Antonyms skim; glance (at or over); miss, overlook

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