From Middle English revewe, reveue, borrowed 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.
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 (2013 reprint), →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
- Indonesian: resensi (id)
- Italian: recensione (it) f, critica (it) f
- Japanese: 感想文 (かんそうぶん, kansōbun), レビュー (rebyū)
- Manx: tuarym m, barel m, baght m
- Maori: arotakenga
- Polish: recenzja (pl) f, wydanie krytyczne n
- Portuguese: crítica (pt) f, resenha (pt) f
- Russian: реце́нзия (ru) f (recénzija), кри́тика (ru) f (krítika), ревю́ (ru) n (revjú)
- Scottish Gaelic: lèirmheas m
- Spanish: crítica (es) f, reseña (es) f
- Swedish: recension (sv)
- Telugu: సమీక్ష (te) (samīkṣa)
- Ukrainian: огля́д (uk) (ohljád), реце́нзія (recénzija), ревю́ (revjú)
- Yiddish: רעצענזיע f (retsenzye)
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:
- To look back over in order to correct or edit; to revise.
- (transitive, US, Canada) To look over again (something previously written or learned), especially in preparation for an examination.
- (obsolete) To view or see again; to look back on.
- 1610–11, William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale, act IV, scene iv, in The Works of Mr. William Shakeſpear; in Eight Volumes, volume II (1709), page 954:
- 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.
- 1726, Alexander Pope (translator), Homer (author), Odyssey, book III, lines 127–128, in The Odyſſey of Homer, volume I (1760), page 113:
- Shall I the long, laborious ſcene review, // And open all the wounds of Greece anew?
to look back over in order to correct or edit; to revise.