verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH reviewreview , revue (see synonym study at the current entry)
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What is a basic definition of review?
A review is judgement or discussion of the quality of something. Review also means to go over a subject again as part of study or to look at something another time. Review has many other senses as both a noun and a verb.
A review is a critique of something—a look at something’s good and bad points. Reviews are very common in every industry, and many people rely on them to learn more about something they are interested in, especially something they want to buy. A person who writes a review is a reviewer.
- Real-life examples: You can find reviews of almost anything online, such as movies, books, vacation spots, and schools. Websites like Amazon, Google Maps, and Rotten Tomatoes offer reviews of things. Most companies will even boast about good reviews that they get.
- Used in a sentence: I want to see the new movie because I heard it got good reviews.
Review is used in this sense as a verb to mean to write or otherwise create (like a video) a review of something.
- Used in a sentence: Cho began her career by reviewing television shows for her YouTube channel.
Review is also used to mean to go over a subject again to master it or to remember the material better. Your school teachers likely reviewed previous lessons with your class more than once before a test. When studying a new language, you will review words and grammar rules many times to help commit them to memory.
- Real-life examples: One of the main reasons teachers assign homework is so students will review the topics they learned that day. College students will often review an entire semester’s worth of notes the night before an important exam.
- Used in a sentence: Diego reviewed the geometry chapters with his tutor to understand the math better.
Review is used in this sense as a noun to refer to an exercise or session that involves reviewing subject matter.
- Used in a sentence: Prof. Lopez led the review of the properties of the noble gases.
As a verb, review can also mean to read, view, or look at something again.
- Real-life examples: Someone putting together furniture will likely review the directions many times before they’re done. A chef will review a recipe that they are trying for the first time to make sure they don’t make a mistake. A writer will review their work for errors or grammar mistakes before giving it to an editor.
- Used in a sentence: Lola reviewed her letter to Santa Claus to make sure she included everything she wanted.
Where does review come from?
The first records of review come from around 1555. It ultimately comes from a combination of the Latin revidēre, meaning “to see again.”
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What are some other forms related to review?
- reviewer (noun)
- reviewable (adjective)
- reviewability (noun)
- reviewless (adjective)
- nonreviewability (noun)
What are some synonyms for review?
What are some words that share a root or word element with review?
What are some words that often get used in discussing review?
How is review used in real life?
Review is a very common word that often refers to criticisms of products or to reexamining information to understand it better.
I’m happy to announce that, after almost a year, I have watched every episode of the Simpsons available on disney+. My review: pretty good.
— Mac Bacon (@therealmacbacon) December 1, 2020
Spanish teacher: We’ll review for the exam tomorrow. The entire class: Um the exam is tomorrow?
— Carson Artrip (@CarsonArtrip) December 19, 2017
Battery works! Got it up and running. Now I just need to review the directions on how to use the darn thing.
— batgrl1970 (@batgrl1970) May 7, 2009
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Is review used correctly in the following sentence?
Most critic reviews of the movie said it was terrible and not worth the ticket price.
Example sentences from the Web for review
When in doubt, scour budget blanket reviews to make sure the one you’re eyeing will satisfy your dreams.Best weighted blanket: Sleep like a baby with our comfy bedding picks|PopSci Commerce Team|February 12, 2021|Popular Science
The task force was meant to conclude its review and give advice in time for administrators to update the 2021-2022 academic calendar.Faith leaders criticize Fairfax school board for delaying vote on adding four religious holidays to calendar|Hannah Natanson|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
Marshall wrote in an email to VOSD that the Housing Commission staff have done an expansive review of research and methods other jurisdictions have used.Vacancy Tax Study Is Giving City Officials Déjà Vu|Lisa Halverstadt and Andrew Keatts|February 10, 2021|Voice of San Diego
If your business has a great review rating and flattering reviews, you’re very likely to earn a spot in the Google 3-Pack.A small business’ step-by-step guide to dominating local search in 2021|Joseph Dyson|February 10, 2021|Search Engine Watch
After earning rave reviews early in the pandemic, Newsom is now under heavy fire, even from allies, for his handling of the coronavirus.California’s Gavin Newsom Will Likely Face A Recall Election — But He’ll Probably Survive It|Geoffrey Skelley (email@example.com)|February 10, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
In an email exchange a friend said many had repeated this same succinct review but they could never elaborate.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“[I]ndeed, the Civil War was more or less administered from there,” an Esquire review asserts.
The tweets linking to the National Review, that bastion of LGBT equality.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline|Jay Michaelson|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In any case, I welcome the conversation as part of the review of the upcoming slate that we're doing tomorrow.Inside Sony’s ‘Pineapple Express 2 Drama’: Leaked Emails Reveal Fight Over Stoner Comedy Sequel|William Boot|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
John L. Smith is a columnist with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.Will Hyman Roth Return to Havana With Normalized Relations?|John L. Smith|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And now I am going on to a review of the broad facts of the educational organization of our present world.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
We haven't even seen a review of the piece; the footlights go up with a jump, and now the curtain rises.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Nothing will be easier then to throw the Poles into the shade of the picture, or to occupy the foreground with a brilliant review.
She did not perceive that she was talking like her father as the sleek geldings ambled in review before them.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
It would have been a sort of review—in the face of the city of Dublin, in open defiance of all order and government.
British Dictionary definitions for review
verb (mainly tr)
- a publication containing such articles
- (capital when part of a name)the Saturday Review