re|view1 W2S3 [rıˈvju:] n
[Date: 1400-1500; : French; Origin: revue; REVUE]
1.) [U and C]
a careful examination of a situation or process
→↑evaluation, analysis ↑analysis review of
She sent us her review of the research.
carry out/conduct/undertake a review
The company hired Bob to conduct an independent review of their workplace procedures.
review body/committee/panel/board
the Teachers' Pay Review Body
under review
We're keeping this policy under review (=we are continuing to examine it) .
The policy comes up for review (=will be reviewed) in April.
All fees are subject to review (=may be reviewed) .
Mr Crowther asked for judicial review of the decision (=an examination of the decision by a judge) .
an article in a newspaper or magazine that gives an opinion about a new book, play, film etc
a film review
review of
The paper published a review of her book.
good/bad/mixed review
The band's new album has had very good reviews.
The film opened to rave reviews (=reviews that praised it a lot) .
see usage notecritic
3.) [U]
the work of writing reviews for a newspaper or magazine
for review
The book was sent to the press for review in September.
The journal receives review copies (=free copies to review) of most new software products.
a report on a series of events or a period of time, that mentions the most important parts
review of
a review of the year
an official show of the army, navy etc so that a king, president, or officer of high rank can see them
a naval review
review 2
review2 W3 v [T]
[Sense: 1-2, 4-5; Date: 1600-1700; Origin: REVIEW1]
[Sense: 3; Date: 1500-1600; Origin: view]
1.) to examine, consider, and judge a situation or process carefully in order to see if changes are necessary
→↑evaluate, analyse ↑analyse
We will review your situation and decide how we can help you.
The decision will be reviewed by the Supreme Court.
The team manager's position will be reviewed at the end of the season.
2.) to write a short article describing and judging a new book, play, film etc
Bradman will review the best of the new children's books.
3.) AmE to look again at something you have studied, such as notes, reports etc
British Equivalent: revise
4.) to examine and describe the most important parts of a series of events or period of time
a journalist who will review the events of the past six months
5.) to officially watch a group of soldiers, ships etc at a military show
The President will review the soldiers on parade.

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