verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of review
Origin of revue
Examples from the Web for review
“[I]ndeed, the Civil War was more or less administered from there,” an Esquire review asserts.
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
U.S. spies are worried the long-awaited Senate review will paint targets on their backs.CIA Offers New Security Checks for ‘Torture Report’ Spies|Shane Harris, Kimberly Dozier|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nonetheless, the Mission is working with local schools identified with the United States to review their security posture.Middle East Murder Mystery: Who Killed an American Teacher in Abu Dhabi?|Chris Allbritton|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After placing Kirk in a cell by herself, she says one LAPD officer “asked to give him a five star Yelp review.”
Thereafter he devoted himself to writing, chiefly for the Quarterly Review, and to hunting.
If the gentleman himself were to review his own political history, he doubted whether it would be found to be always consistent.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
At last he sent a message that there was to be a review on the downs by the King, and that it was fixed for the day following.The Trumpet-Major|Thomas Hardy
The result of this second review did not warrant any change in my original statement.Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex|Sigmund Freud
Let us review once more the facts of that life, and tell again its oft-told story.Robert Burns|Principal Shairp.
verb (mainly tr)
- a publication containing such articles
- (capital when part of a name)the Saturday Review
Word Origin for review
less commonly review
Word Origin for revue
mid-15c., "an inspection of military forces," from Middle French reveue "a reviewing, review," noun use of fem. past participle of reveeir "to see again, go to see again," from Latin revidere, from re- "again" (see re-) + videre "to see" (see vision). Sense of "process of going over again" is from 1560s; that of "a view of the past, a retrospective survey" is from c.1600. Meaning "general examination or criticism of a recent work" is first attested 1640s.
1872, "show presenting a review of current events," from French revue, from Middle French, literally "survey," noun use of fem. past participle of revoir "to see again" (see review (n.)). Later extended to shows consisting of a series of unrelated scenes.