Review - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈvjuː|  American pronunciation of the word review
Brit.  |rɪˈvjuː|  British pronunciation of the word review


- a new appraisal or evaluation (syn: reappraisal, reassessment)
- an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play) (syn: critique)
- a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment (syn: follow-up, followup, reexamination)
- (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data
- a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians (syn: revue)
- a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art
- a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion (syn: recap, recapitulation)
- (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court)
- practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
- a formal or official examination (syn: inspection)
the platoon stood ready for review


- look at again; examine again
let's review your situation
- appraise critically (syn: critique)
She reviews books for the New York Times
- hold a review (of troops) (syn: go over, survey)
- refresh one's memory (syn: brush up, refresh)
I reviewed the material before the test
- look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember (syn: look back, retrospect)
she reviewed her achievements with pride

Extra examples

Changes to the building had to be made after the review by the safety inspectors.

After hours of review, the committee made its decision.

The medical records were sent to the doctor for review.

I read the book reviews in the newspaper.

The educational software was sent to teachers for review.

Scientists are reviewing the results of the study.

I need time to review the situation.

The ruling will be reviewed by the Supreme Court.

The committee reviewed the applications.

The television show will review last year's major events.

She reviewed her notes for the speech.

The biography reviewed her accomplishments.

Critics have not yet reviewed the movie.

The book was reviewed in this magazine.

The play got rave reviews.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: review
he/she/it: reviews
present participle: reviewing
past tense: reviewed
past participle: reviewed
singular: review
plural: reviews
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