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review

re·view

review

 
pronunciation:
rih vyu
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a process of reexamination or reconsideration.
He comes up for his job review next month.
synonyms:
reappraisal, reconsideration, rethinking
similar words:
survey
definition 2: a looking back over past events, memories, or facts.
The textbook presents a review at the end of each chapter.
synonyms:
retrospection, rundown, summary
similar words:
survey
definition 3: a critical article evaluating a recent book, play, concert, or the like.
The movie got good reviews from the critics.
synonyms:
critique, notice
definition 4: a journal presenting critical discussions and evaluations.
A review of research in the field is published each year.
similar words:
periodical
definition 5: a formal inspection, esp. of a military unit.
The soldiers lined up for the review.
 
synonyms:
parade
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: reviewed, reviewing, reviews
definition 1: to re-examine or look over again.
I reviewed my notes before the exam.After the council reviewed the evidence, they reversed their earlier decision.
synonyms:
brush up on, reappraise, reassess, reevaluate, reexamine, rethink
similar words:
hash out, readdress, reconsider, run down
definition 2: to look back over (past events or the like).
He reviewed his accomplishments over the past ten years and felt somewhat proud.
synonyms:
retrace
similar words:
rehash, remember
definition 3: to offer a critical survey of (an article, book, or the like).
He reviews plays for the local newspaper.The restaurant was reviewed by one of the top food critics.
synonyms:
critique
similar words:
analyze, criticize, evaluate, explicate, recapitulate
definition 4: to officially inspect.
The general reviewed the troops.
synonyms:
inspect
similar words:
examine, scrutinize, survey
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to reconsider or restudy material.
You'd better review before the exam.
synonyms:
reconsider, rethink
similar words:
mull
definition 2: to function as a reviewer of books, performances, and the like.
She reviews for the New York Times.
similar words:
criticize
derivation: reviewable (adj.)
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