[ ri-vyoo ]
/ rɪˈvyu /
a critical article or report, as in a periodical, on a book, play, recital, or the like; critique; evaluation.
the process of going over a subject again in study or recitation in order to fix it in the memory or summarize the facts.
an exercise designed or intended for study of this kind.
a general survey of something, especially in words; a report or account of something.
an inspection or examination by viewing, especially a formal inspection of any military or naval force, parade, or the like.
a periodical publication containing articles on current events or affairs, books, art, etc.: a literary review.
a judicial reexamination, as by a higher court, of the decision or proceedings in a case.
a second or repeated view of something.
a viewing of the past; contemplation or consideration of past events, circumstances, or facts.
Bridge. a recapitulation of the bids made by all players.
verb (used with object)
to go over (lessons, studies, work, etc.) in review.
to view, look at, or look over again.
to inspect, especially formally or officially: to review the troops.
to survey mentally; take a survey of: to review the situation.
to discuss (a book, play, etc.) in a critical review; write a critical report upon.
to look back upon; view retrospectively.
to present a survey of in speech or writing.
Law. to reexamine judicially: a decision to review the case.
Bridge. to repeat and summarize (all bids made by the players).
verb (used without object)
to write reviews; review books, movies, etc., as for a newspaper or periodical: He reviews for some small-town newspaper.
Origin of review
SYNONYMS FOR review
1 Review, criticism imply careful examination of something, formulation of a judgment, and statement of the judgment, usually in written form. A review is a survey over a whole subject or division of it, or especially an article making a critical reconsideration and summary of something written: a review of the latest book on Chaucer. A criticism is a judgment, usually in an article, either favorable or unfavorable or both: a criticism of a proposed plan. The words are interchanged when referring to motion pictures or theater, but review implies a somewhat less formal approach than criticism in referring to literary works: movie reviews; play reviews; book reviews.
8 reconsideration, reexamination.
re·view·a·ble, adjectivere·view·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·view·less, adjectivenon·re·view·a·bil·i·ty, noun
non·re·view·a·ble, adjectivepre·re·view, noun, verb (used with object)re·re·view, verbun·re·view·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·viewed, adjectivewell-re·viewed, adjective
Can be confusedreview revue (see synonym study at the current entry)
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British Dictionary definitions for prereview
/ (rɪˈvjuː) /
verb (mainly tr)
to look at or examine againto review a situation
to look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events, etc); rememberhe reviewed his achievements with pride
to inspect, esp formally or officiallythe general reviewed his troops
to read through or go over in order to correct
law to re-examine (a decision) judicially
to write a critical assessment of (a book, film, play, concert, etc), esp as a profession
Also called: reviewal the act or an instance of reviewing
a general survey or reporta review of the political situation
a critical assessment of a book, film, play, concert, etc, esp one printed in a newspaper or periodical
- a publication containing such articles
- (capital when part of a name)the Saturday Review
a second consideration; re-examination
a retrospective survey
a formal or official inspection
US and Canadian the process of rereading a subject or notes on it, esp in preparation for an examinationAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): revision
law judicial re-examination of a case, esp by a superior court
a less common spelling of revue
Derived Formsreviewable, adjectivereviewer, noun
Word Origin for review
C16: from French, from revoir to see again, from Latin re- re- + vidēre to see
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