See also: Review

English edit

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Alternative forms edit

  • re-view (rare for noun, obsolete for verb)

Etymology edit

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.

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Noun edit

review (countable and uncountable, plural reviews)

  1. 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.
  2. An account intended as a critical evaluation of a text or a piece of work.
    The newspaper review was full of praise for the play.
    • 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!
  3. (law) A judicial reassessment of a case or an event.
    The victims demanded a full judicial review of the case.
  4. A stage show made up of topical sketches etc.
    Synonym: revue
    The Cambridge Footlights Review launched many Monty Python faces.
  5. A survey of the available items or material.
    The magazine contained a review of Paris restaurants.
  6. (sciences) A review article.
  7. A periodical which makes a survey of the arts or some other field.
    The Times Literary Review is published in London.
  8. A military inspection or display for the benefit of superiors or VIPs.
    The troops assembled for a review by the Queen.
  9. A forensic inspection to assess compliance with regulations or some code.
    The regulators demanded a review against NYSE practices.
    • 1994, Richard P. Barth, Mark Courtney, Jill Duerr Berrick, Vicky Albert, “[Understanding Pathways to Permanency] The Future of Permanency Planning”, in From Child Abuse to Permanency Planning: Child Welfare Services Pathways and Placements, New York, N.Y.: Aldine de Gruyter, →ISBN, part I (Examining Child Abuse and Child Welfare Caseloads and Careers), page 20:
      The decision to place a young child in group home care is usually done after much review, but it is done more readily if there is substantial reason to believe that a resource-rich and structured program will result in a more speedy reunification or prompt adoption.

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Descendants edit

  • Bulgarian: ревю́ (revjú)
  • Finnish: review
  • Japanese: レビュー (rebyū)
  • Tagalog: ribyu

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Verb edit

review (third-person singular simple present reviews, present participle reviewing, simple past and past participle reviewed)

  1. To survey; to look broadly over.
    Before I tackle the question directly, I must briefly review historical approaches to the problem.
  2. 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[1]:
      [] "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 []
  3. 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. [...]"
  4. (transitive, US, Canada) To look over again (something previously written or learned), especially in preparation for an examination.
    Synonym: (UK, Australia, New Zealand) revise
  5. (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.
  6. (obsolete) To retrace; to go over again.

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Finnish edit

Etymology edit

Unadapted borrowing from English review, Doublet of revyy.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈreʋjyː/, [ˈre̞ʋjyː]
  • Rhymes: -eʋjyː
  • Syllabification(key): rev‧jyy

Noun edit


  1. Synonym of katsausartikkeli (review article).

Declension edit

Inflection of review (Kotus type 22/parfait, no gradation)
nominative review review’t
genitive review’n review’iden
partitive review’tä review’itä
illative review’hyn review’ihin
singular plural
nominative review review’t
accusative nom. review review’t
gen. review’n
genitive review’n review’iden
partitive review’tä review’itä
inessive review’ssä review’issä
elative review’stä review’istä
illative review’hyn review’ihin
adessive review’llä review’illä
ablative review’ltä review’iltä
allative review’lle review’ille
essive review’nä review’inä
translative review’ksi review’iksi
abessive review’ttä review’ittä
instructive review’in
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of review (Kotus type 22/parfait, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative review’ni review’ni
accusative nom. review’ni review’ni
gen. review’ni
genitive review’ni review’ideni
partitive review’täni review’itäni
inessive review’ssäni review’issäni
elative review’stäni review’istäni
illative review’hyni review’ihini
adessive review’lläni review’illäni
ablative review’ltäni review’iltäni
allative review’lleni review’illeni
essive review’näni review’inäni
translative review’kseni review’ikseni
abessive review’ttäni review’ittäni
comitative review’ineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative review’si review’si
accusative nom. review’si review’si
gen. review’si
genitive review’si review’idesi
partitive review’täsi review’itäsi
inessive review’ssäsi review’issäsi
elative review’stäsi review’istäsi
illative review’hysi review’ihisi
adessive review’lläsi review’illäsi
ablative review’ltäsi review’iltäsi
allative review’llesi review’illesi
essive review’näsi review’inäsi
translative review’ksesi review’iksesi
abessive review’ttäsi review’ittäsi
comitative review’inesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative review’mme review’mme
accusative nom. review’mme review’mme
gen. review’mme
genitive review’mme review’idemme
partitive review’tämme review’itämme
inessive review’ssämme review’issämme
elative review’stämme review’istämme
illative review’hymme review’ihimme
adessive review’llämme review’illämme
ablative review’ltämme review’iltämme
allative review’llemme review’illemme
essive review’nämme review’inämme
translative review’ksemme review’iksemme
abessive review’ttämme review’ittämme
comitative review’inemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative review’nne review’nne
accusative nom. review’nne review’nne
gen. review’nne
genitive review’nne review’idenne
partitive review’tänne review’itänne
inessive review’ssänne review’issänne
elative review’stänne review’istänne
illative review’hynne review’ihinne
adessive review’llänne review’illänne
ablative review’ltänne review’iltänne
allative review’llenne review’illenne
essive review’nänne review’inänne
translative review’ksenne review’iksenne
abessive review’ttänne review’ittänne
comitative review’inenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative review’nsä review’nsä
accusative nom. review’nsä review’nsä
gen. review’nsä
genitive review’nsä review’idensä
partitive review’tään
inessive review’ssään
elative review’stään
illative review’hynsä review’ihinsä
adessive review’llään
ablative review’ltään
allative review’lleen
essive review’nään
translative review’kseen
abessive review’ttään
comitative review’ineen