review


review
[[t]rɪvju͟ː[/t]]
♦♦
reviews, reviewing, reviewed
1) N-COUNT: oft N of n, also prep N A review of a situation or system is its formal examination by people in authority. This is usually done in order to see whether it can be improved or corrected.

The president ordered a review of US economic aid to Jordan...

The White House quickly announced that the policy is under review.

Syn:
evaluation
2) VERB If you review a situation or system, you consider it carefully to see what is wrong with it or how it could be improved.

[V n] The Prime Minister reviewed the situation with his Cabinet yesterday...

[V n] The next day we reviewed the previous day's work.

Syn:
3) N-COUNT A review is a report in the media in which someone gives their opinion of something such as a new book or film.

Disney's `Beauty And The Beast' has won rave reviews...

We've never had a good review in the music press.

4) VERB If someone reviews something such as a new book or film, they write a report or give a talk on television or radio in which they express their opinion of it.

[V n] Richard Coles reviews all of the latest video releases...

[V n] His book about Afghanistan is reviewed here by Anthony Hyman.

5) VERB When a military or political leader reviews troops, they examine them, or watch them marching.

[V n] When he reviewed the troops they cheered him as he smiled and raised his hat.

6) VERB When you review for an examination, you read things again and make notes in order to be prepared for the examination. [AM]

[V for] Reviewing for exams gives you a chance to bring together all the individual parts of the course...

[V n] Make up a schedule, listing approximate times to review all the notes you need to cover for each course. [Also V]

N-COUNT
Review is also a noun.

If you have to cover twelve chapters in American history, begin by planning on three two-hour reviews with four chapters per session.

(in BRIT, use revise)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Review — Re*view , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Review?d}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reveiwing}.] [Pref. re + view. Cf. {Review}, n. ] 1. To view or see again; to look back on. [R.] I shall review Sicilia. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To go over and examine critically or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Review — Re*view , n. [F. revue, fr. revu, p. p. of revoir to see again, L. revidere; pref. re re + videre to see. See {View}, and cf. {Revise}.] 1. A second or repeated view; a re[ e]xamination; a retrospective survey; a looking over again; as, a review… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • review — [n1] examination, study analysis, another look*, audit, check, checkup, drill, file, fresh look*, inspection, march past*, onceover*, parade, procession, reassessment, recapitulation, reconsideration, reflection, report, rethink, retrospect,… …   New thesaurus

  • Review — steht für: Review paper, eine wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichung, die den Forschungsstand zu einem Thema darstellt, siehe Systematische Übersichtsarbeit Peer Review (Begutachtung durch Fachkollegen), ein Verfahren zur Qualitätssicherung beim… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • review — [ri vyo͞o′; ] for vt. 1 [, rē′vyo͞o′] n. [MFr reveue < revu, pp. of revoir < L revidere < re , again + videre, to see: see VISION] 1. a looking at or looking over again 2. a general survey, report, or account 3. a looking back on;… …   English World dictionary

  • review — review, revue A review is ‘a general survey or assessment of something’ and has many special applications, including a published criticism of a book, play, etc. A revue is a theatrical entertainment consisting of a series of short acts or… …   Modern English usage

  • Review — Re*view , v. i. To look back; to make a review. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • review — (n.) mid 15c., from M.Fr. reveue a reviewing, review, prop. fem. pp. of reveeir to see again, go to see again, from L. revidere, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + videre to see (see VISION (Cf. vision)). The verb is recorded from 1570s. Meaning …   Etymology dictionary

  • Review — activity undertaken to determine the suitability, adequacy and effectiveness of the subject matter to achieve established objectives (p. 3.8.7 ISO 9000:2005). Источник …   Словарь-справочник терминов нормативно-технической документации

  • review — ► NOUN 1) a formal assessment of something with the intention of instituting change if necessary. 2) a critical appraisal of a book, play, or other work. 3) a retrospective survey or report. 4) a ceremonial display and formal inspection of… …   English terms dictionary


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