review meaning

[ ri'vju: ] Pronunciation:   "review" in a sentence
Verb: review  ri'vyoo
  1. Look at again; examine again
    "let's review your situation"
    - reexamine 
  2. Appraise critically
    "She reviews books for the New York Times"
    - critique 
  3. Hold a review (of troops)
    - go over, survey 
  4. Refresh one's memory
    "I reviewed the material before the test"
    - brush up, refresh 
  5. Look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
    "she reviewed her achievements with pride"
    - look back, retrospect
Noun: review  ri'vyoo
  1. A new appraisal or evaluation
    - reappraisal, revaluation, reassessment 
  2. An essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    - critique, critical review, review article 
  3. A subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
    - follow-up, followup, reexamination 
  4. (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data
    - limited review 
  5. A variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
    - revue 
  6. A periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art 
  7. A summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
    - recapitulation, recap 
  8. (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court) 
  9. Practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
    - brushup 
  10. A formal or official examination
    "the platoon stood ready for review"
    - inspection

Sounds like: revue

Derived forms: reviews, reviewing, reviewed

See also: reviewer

Type of: accounting, accounting system, analyse [Brit, Cdn], analyze [N. Amer], appraisal, assessment, call back, call up, canvas, canvass, capitulation, criticism, drill, evaluate, examination, examine, exercise, inspect, judge, legal proceeding, literary criticism, method of accounting, pass judgment, periodical, practice, practice session, proceeding, proceedings, recall, recitation, recollect, remember, retrieve, scrutiny, study, think, think back, variety, variety show

Encyclopedia: Review

noun, verb



1 [U,C]

a careful examination of sth, usually to see if any changes need to be made:

a pay/salary review

They plan to carry out a review of their loss-making IT business.

The terms of your contract are under review.

The company may qualify for a place in the FTSE 100 at the next quarterly review.

❖ to carry out/conduct/launch/undertake a review of sth

◆ a financial/spending/strategic review

◆ an independent/an internal/a judicial review

◆ a review body/date/panel

2 [C]

a report on a particular subject:

a review of customer complaints

to publish a review of recent research

3 [C]

used in the names of magazines that deal with a particular subject or profession:

the Harvard Business Review

verb [+ obj]

to carefully examine or consider sth again, especially so that you can decide if it is necessary to make changes:

to review the evidence

The board will review the situation later in the year.

Staff performance is reviewed annually.

An article or book published after examination of published material on a subject. It may be comprehensive to various degrees and the time range of material scrutinized may be broad or narrow,but the reviews most often desired are reviews of the current literature. The textual material examined may be equally broad and can encompass,in medicine specifically,clinical material as well as experimental research or case reports. State-of-the-art reviews tend to address more current matters. A review of the literature must be differentiated from HISTORICAL ARTICLE [PUBLICATION TYPE] on the same subject,but a review of historical literature is also within the scope of this publication type. Specific headings for specific types of review are also available.


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  1. nixon and i had a lengthy review.
  2. your case is coming up for review in may.
  3. he writes short reviews for the monthly magazines.
  4. the play was killed by bad reviews.
  5. our contracts are currently under review.

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