Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    shyster

    shaI st@r

    noun
    a person, usu. a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.
    That shyster accepted her fee for his services but did almost nothing for her.

    see more
  • Vocabulary of the Day
    naysayer

    neI seI @r

    noun
    a person who refuses, denies, or opposes, esp. because of cynicism or pessimism.
    They went ahead with their ambitious plan despite the arguments of the naysayers.

    see more
Dec
12
2013

review

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

rih vyu

transitive verb
definition 1:  to re-examine or look over again.
example:  I reviewed my notes before the exam.
example:  After the council reviewed the evidence, they reversed their earlier decision.

definition 3:  to look back over (past events or the like).
example:  He reviewed his accomplishments over the past ten years and felt somewhat proud.

definition 2:  to offer a critical survey of (an article, book, or the like).
example:  He reviews plays for the local newspaper.
example:  The restaurant was reviewed by one of the top food critics.

See full entry

Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the transitive verb review (definition 1)

review + NOUN:  ~ progress, ~ effectiveness , ~ policy, ~ evidence, ~ decision, ~ situation, ~ strategy, ~ notes