[ US /ˌɹivˈju/ ]
  1. look at again; examine again
    let's review your situation
  2. hold a review (of troops)
  3. refresh one's memory
    I reviewed the material before the test
  4. appraise critically
    Please critique this performance
    She reviews books for the New York Times
  5. look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
    she reviewed her achievements with pride
  1. an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
  2. a new appraisal or evaluation
  3. a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
  4. (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court)
  5. practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
  6. (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data
  7. a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
  8. a formal or official examination
    the platoon stood ready for review
    we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator
  9. a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art
  10. a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
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How To Use review In A Sentence

  • As the holiday movie season winds down, we thought we'd preview the films of 2003 to see which ones stand out and which should stand down.
  • Hmm... a bit of Googling produces this short book review by Charles Solomon, which has the line: "As an essayist, Didion lacks the hyaline profundity of Susan Sontag or the classical erudition of Marguerite Yourcenar ... Making Light: Open thread 136
  • There are only a couple of days left in Graeme's Fantasy Book Review's Giveaway for one of three copies of Orson Scott Card's new release, Hidden Empire. Book Contest Links ... more than a few
  • A couple of examples from my own experience at FDA with the review of biopharmaceuticals will illustrate the tension between the regulatory culture and innovation.
  • Faceless, unqualified reviewers define our work, remove our colleagues from panels and routinely breach confidentiality.
  • But here's the caveat: Not all books written by newspaper reporters should be reviewed.
  • Is winter finally over, or is this just a sneak preview?
  • The interesting element of the game was that it required one to evaluate not films but people; that is, to sift through the prejudices of one’s movie-freak friends and the peccadilloes and quirks of the major reviewers, and by graphing, as it were, what each could be expected to overpraise, underpraise, revile, not notice, or deliberately ignore, one could acquire a very nice sense of the film. Film flam
  • In one of his books he reviewed the early nineteenth-century development of catastrophism and uniformitarianism and made this revealing comment.
  • Early screenings suggested as much, or suggested trouble at least, as preview audiences found the film too dark and violent, all in all too un-Leo.
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