See also: Review
- re-view (rare for noun, obsolete for verb)
From Middle English revewe, reveue, from Old French reveüe, revue (Modern French: revue), feminine form of reveü, past participle of reveoir (French: revoir), from Latin revideō, from re- +videō (“see, observe”) (English: video). Equivalent to re- + view. Compare retrospect. Doublet of revue.
review (plural reviews)
- A second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact in an attempt to gain new insights.
- I need to make a review of the book before I can understand it.
- An account intended as a critical evaluation of a text or a piece of work.
- 1971, Peter Brown, The World of Late Antiquity: AD 150—750, Thames & Hudson LTD, published 2013, →ISBN, page 54:
- The more strongly people felt about their ideas, the more potent the demons seemed to them: Christians believed that traditional paganism, far from being the work of men, was an 'opium of the masses', pumped into the human race by the non-human demons; and one scholar even ascribed bad reviews of his book to demonic inspiration!
- The newspaper review was full of praise for the play.
- (law) A judicial reassessment of a case or an event.
- The victims demanded a full judicial review of the case.
- A stage show made up of topical sketches etc.
- Synonym: revue
- The Cambridge Footlights Review launched many Monty Python faces.
- A survey of the available items or material.
- The magazine contained a review of Paris restaurants.
- A periodical which makes a survey of the arts or some other field.
- The Times Literary Review is published in London.
- A military inspection or display for the benefit of superiors or VIPs.
- The troops assembled for a review by the Queen.
- A forensic inspection to assess compliance with regulations or some code.
- The regulators demanded a review against NYSE practices.
second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact
account intended as a critical evaluation of a text or a piece of work
judicial reassessment of a case or an event
stage show made up of sketches
survey of the available items or material
periodical which makes a survey of the arts or some other field
military inspection or display for the benefit of superiors or VIPs
forensic inspection to assess compliance with regulations or some code
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review (third-person singular simple present reviews, present participle reviewing, simple past and past participle reviewed)
- To survey; to look broadly over.
- Before I tackle the question directly, I must briefly review historical approaches to the problem.
- To write a critical evaluation of a new art work etc.; to write a review.
- The critic reviews every new play in London.
- 2014 December 23, David E. Sanger, “Countering cyberattacks without a playbook [print version: A cyberwar with no playbook, International New York Times, 26 December 2014, p. 18]”, in The New York Times:
- […] "The Interview," a crude and poorly reviewed comedy about a C.I.A. effort to hire two bumbling journalists to knock off Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader […]
- To look back over in order to correct or edit; to revise.
- 2020 July 29, Paul Clifton, “Network Rail lined up to 'take control' of rail services”, in Rail, page 6:
- "Keith Williams is reviewing his review," the source said. "The whole structure of the industry has changed since he wrote his report. [...]"
- (transitive, US, Canada) To look over again (something previously written or learned), especially in preparation for an examination.
- Synonym: (UK, Australia, New Zealand) revise
- (obsolete) To view or see again; to look back on.
- c. 1610–1611 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Winters Tale”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act IV, scene iv]:
- Cam[illo] What I do next, ſhall be next to tell the King // Of this Eſcape, and whither they are bound: // Wherein my hope is, I ſhall ſo prevail, // To force him after: in whoſe company // I ſhall review Sicilia; for whoſe ſight, // I have a Woman’s Longing.
- (obsolete) To retrace; to go over again.
- 1725, Homer, “Book III”, in [Alexander Pope], transl., The Odyssey of Homer. […], volume I, London: […] Bernard Lintot, →OCLC, lines 127–128, page 113:
- Shall I the long, laborious ſcene review, // And open all the wounds of Greece anew?
to look broadly over
to write a review
to look back over in order to correct or edit; to revise.
- revise (v.)