review


review
re|view1 [ rı`vju ] verb ***
1. ) transitive to study or examine a situation, policy, or idea again in order to decide whether it is suitable or satisfactory:
The progress of each child must be regularly reviewed.
a ) to examine all the information relevant to a situation or subject:
After reviewing the evidence, the grand jury decided to discuss the case.
b ) AMERICAN to examine a piece of writing in order to find and correct mistakes:
Don't forget to review your work.
2. ) transitive to write an article giving your opinion of a play, book, art exhibit, etc.:
The paper's music critic reviewed the production and was overwhelmed by its beauty.
3. ) intransitive or transitive AMERICAN to study your notes and course information again in order to prepare for a test. British revise:
We spent most of the class reviewing for the test.
4. ) transitive if an important person reviews a group of soldiers, sailors, etc., they officially visit them during a ceremony
review
re|view 2 [ rı`vju ] noun ***
1. ) count or uncount the process of studying or examining a situation, policy, or idea again in order to decide whether it is suitable or satisfactory:
review of: The administration announced a review of all government policies affecting the environment
subject to review (=likely to be examined again): The decision is not subject to review.
under review (=being examined again): Several aspects of prison practices are currently under review.
undertake/conduct a review of something: The committee has agreed to undertake a review of the way in which public funds are being used.
a ) the process of examining all the information relevant to a situation or subject:
review of: a thorough review of literature on vocational training
2. ) count an article in which someone gives their opinion of a play, book, art exhibit, etc.:
a review of a new Broadway musical
rave reviews (=very good reviews): The movie also won rave reviews in South America.
3. ) count AMERICAN a discussion of a particular subject that prepares you for a test:
Don't miss class tomorrow we're having a review of chapters three and four.
4. ) count an official ceremony when an important person visits a group of soldiers, sailors, etc.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • review — re·view 1 /ri vyü/ n: a judicial reexamination and reconsideration of the legality or constitutionality of something (as the proceedings of a lower tribunal or a legislative enactment or governmental action) see also judicial review review 2 vt:… …   Law dictionary

  • 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


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.