review

[ ri-vyoo ]
/ rɪˈvyu /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to write reviews; review books, movies, etc., as for a newspaper or periodical: He reviews for some small-town newspaper.

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Origin of review

First recorded in 1555–65; from Middle French revue, noun use of feminine past participle of revoir “to see again,” ultimately from Latin revidēre, equivalent to re-re- + vidēre “to see”; see view

synonym study 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.

OTHER WORDS FROM review

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH review

review , revue (see synonym study at the current entry)
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British Dictionary definitions for review

review
/ (rɪˈvjuː) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

Derived forms of review

reviewable, 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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