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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ri-vyoo]
    • /rɪˈvyu/
    • /rɪˈvjuː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ri-vyoo]
    • /rɪˈvyu/

Definitions of review word

  • noun review a form of theatrical entertainment in which recent events, popular fads, etc., are parodied. 1
  • noun review any entertainment featuring skits, dances, and songs. 1
  • verb with object review to go over (lessons, studies, work, etc.) in review. 1
  • verb with object review to view, look at, or look over again. 1
  • verb with object review to inspect, especially formally or officially: to review the troops. 1
  • verb with object review to survey mentally; take a survey of: to review the situation. 1

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Origin of review

First appearance:

before 1555
One of the 31% oldest English words
1555-65; < Middle French revue, noun use of feminine past participle of revoir to see again ≪ Latin revidēre, equivalent to re- re- + vidēre to see; see view

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Parts of speech for Review


review popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

review usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for review

verb review

  • abstract — An abstract idea or way of thinking is based on general ideas rather than on real things and events.
  • altercate — to argue, esp heatedly; dispute
  • appraise — If you appraise something or someone, you consider them carefully and form an opinion about them.
  • apprenticed — a person who works for another in order to learn a trade: an apprentice to a plumber.
  • audit — When an accountant audits an organization's accounts, he or she examines the accounts officially in order to make sure that they have been done correctly.

noun review

  • afterlight — the light visible in the sky after sunset; afterglow.
  • afterthought — If you do or say something as an afterthought, you do or say it after something else as an addition, perhaps without careful thought.
  • apercu — outline
  • apercus — a hasty glance; a glimpse.
  • arriere-pensee — an unrevealed thought or intention

adjective review

  • advisory — An advisory group regularly gives suggestions and help to people or organizations, especially about a particular subject or area of activity.

Antonyms for review

verb review

  • foretell — to tell of beforehand; predict; prophesy.

Top questions with review

  • what is judicial review?
  • how to write a literature review?

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