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

1555–65; < Middle French revue, noun use of feminine past participle of revoir to see again ≪ Latin revidēre, equivalent to re- re- + vidēre to see; see view

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.
16 criticize.

OTHER WORDS FROM review

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH review

review revue (see synonym study at the current entry)

Definition for review (2 of 2)

revue

or re·view

[ ri-vyoo ]
/ rɪˈvyu /

noun

a form of theatrical entertainment in which recent events, popular fads, etc., are parodied.
any entertainment featuring skits, dances, and songs.

Origin of revue

1870–75; < French: review

OTHER WORDS FROM revue

re·vu·ist, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH revue

review revue (see synonym study at review)
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British Dictionary definitions for review (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for review (2 of 2)

revue

less commonly review

/ (rɪˈvjuː) /

noun

a form of light entertainment consisting of a series of topical sketches, songs, dancing, comic turns, etc

Word Origin for revue

C20: from French; see review
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