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.
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).
to write reviews; review books, movies, etc., as for a newspaper or periodical: He reviews for some small-town newspaper.
- re·view·a·ble, adjective
- re·view·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- re·view·less, adjective
- non·re·view·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- non·re·view·a·ble, adjective
- pre·re·view, noun, verb (used with object)
- re·re·view, verb
- un·re·view·a·ble, adjective
- un·re·viewed, adjective
- well-re·viewed, adjective
- review , revue (see synonym study at the current entry)
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How to use review in a sentence
Ronald Reagan approved the agreement and the USTR reviewed Korean practices through the end of his term.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea | Rich Goldstein | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This material has been reviewed by the CIA to prevent the disclosure of classified information.
Over 900 peer-reviewed scientific articles have adduced evidence that anthropogenic climate change is real.
The request for outpatient medical services has been reviewed and has not been certified.
Condon can take some encouragement that the Times favorably reviewed an earlier Washington production of Side Show.
No; he reviewed the work in the “Literary Magazine,” and certainly the author is made to cut a sorry figure.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries | Charles G. Harper
This, of course, reviewed the whole subject of our inquiry and embodied our final conclusions and recommendations.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Charles II of England, reviewed his 4000 guards, then the whole regular force of the kingdom, yet deemed dangerous to liberty.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The origin and growth of these need also to be reviewed, if we would present a fully rounded sketch of human evolution.Man And His Ancestor | Charles Morris
I reviewed all the circumstances which would preclude the possibility of an Indian attack on the three travelers.A Virginia Scout | Hugh Pendexter
British Dictionary definitions for review
to look at or examine again: to review a situation
to look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events, etc); remember: he reviewed his achievements with pride
to inspect, esp formally or officially: the 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 report: a 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 examination: Also 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
- reviewable, adjective
- reviewer, noun
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