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Verb: review  ri'vyoo
  1. Look at again; examine again
    "let's review your situation";
    - reexamine
     
  2. Appraise critically
    "She reviews books for the New York Times";
    - critique
     
  3. Hold a review (of troops)
    - go over, survey
     
  4. Refresh one's memory
    "I reviewed the material before the test";
    - brush up, refresh, revise [Brit]
     
  5. Look back upon (a period of time or sequence of events); remember
    "she reviewed her achievements with pride";
    - look back, retrospect
Noun: review  ri'vyoo
  1. A new appraisal or evaluation
    - reappraisal, revaluation, reassessment
     
  2. An essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    - critique, critical review, review article
     
  3. A subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
    - follow-up, followup, reexamination
     
  4. (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data
    - limited review
     
  5. A variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
    - revue
     
  6. A periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs, literature or art
     
  7. A summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
    - recapitulation, recap
     
  8. (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court)
     
  9. Practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
    - brushup
     
  10. A formal or official examination
    "the platoon stood ready for review";
    - inspection

Sounds like: revere, rreview

Derived forms: reviews, reviewing, reviewed

Type of: accounting, accounting system, analyse [Brit, Cdn], analyze [N. Amer], appraisal, assessment, call back, call up, canvas, canvass, capitulation, criticism, drill, evaluate, examination, examine, exercise, inspect, judge, legal proceeding, literary criticism, method of accounting, pass judgment, periodical, practice, practice session, proceeding, proceedings, recall, recitation, recollect, remember, retrieve, scrutiny, study, think, think back, variety, variety show

Encyclopedia: Review