Meaning of REVIEW in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ rɪvju: ]

( reviews, reviewing, reviewed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A review of a situation or system is its formal examination by people in authority. This is usually done in order to see whether it can be improved or corrected.

The president ordered a review of US economic aid to Jordan...

N-COUNT : oft N of n , also prep N


If you review a situation or system, you consider it carefully to see what is wrong with it or how it could be improved.

The Prime Minister reviewed the situation with his Cabinet yesterday...

VERB : V n


A review is a report in the media in which someone gives their opinion of something such as a new book or film.

We’ve never had a good review in the music press.



If someone reviews something such as a new book or film, they write a report or give a talk on television or radio in which they express their opinion of it.

Richard Coles reviews all of the latest video releases...

VERB : V n


When you review for an examination, you read things again and make notes in order to be prepared for the examination. ( AM )

Reviewing for exams gives you a chance to bring together all the individual parts of the course...

Review all the notes you need to cover for each course.

VERB : V for , V n

Review is also a noun. ( in BRIT, use revise )

Begin by planning on three two-hour reviews with four chapters per session.


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