reviewre‧view1 /rɪˈvjuː/ ●●●S2W2 noun1[countable, uncountable]JUDGE a carefulexamination of a situation or process → evaluation, analysisreview ofShe sent us her review of the research.carry out/conduct/undertake a reviewThe company hired Bob to conduct an independent review of their workplace procedures.review body/committee/panel/boardthe Teachers’ Pay Review Bodyunder reviewWe’re keeping this policy under review (=we are continuing to examine it).The policy comes up for review (=will be reviewed) in April.All fees are subject to review (=may be reviewed).Mr Crowther asked for judicial review of the decision (=an examination of the decision by a judge).2[countable]ATCN an article in a newspaper or magazine that gives an opinion about a new book, play, film etca film reviewreview ofThe paper published a review of her book.good/bad/mixed reviewThe band’s new album has had very good reviews.The film opened to rave reviews (=reviews that praised it a lot).3[uncountable]ATCN the work of writing reviews for a newspaper or magazinefor reviewThe book was sent to the press for review in September.The journal receives review copies (=free copies to review) of most new software products.4[countable] a report on a series of events or a period of time, that mentions the most important partsreview ofa review of the year5[countable]PM an official show of the army, navy etc so that a king, president, or officer of high rank can see thema naval reviewCOLLOCATIONSverbscarry out a review (also conduct a review formal)No one has yet carried out a review of the system.Government officials are conducting a review of the law.undertake a review (=start it and carry it out)The department plans to undertake a spending review.keep something under review (=continue to review it)He recommended that the matter should be kept under review.come up for review (=be reviewed after a particular period of time has ended)His contract is coming up for review.be subject to review formal (=may be reviewed or changed)These prices are subject to review.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + reviewa major reviewWe are conducting a major review of our procedures.a thorough/comprehensive reviewTheir conclusion is based on a comprehensive review of all the previous studies.an extensive/wide-ranging reviewHe is currently conducting a wide-ranging review of public spending.a fundamental review (=that examines the most basic and important parts of something)There have been calls for a fundamental review of our voting system.an annual reviewThere will be an annual review of your salary.an independent reviewTheir findings have been confirmed by a recent independent review.an internal review (=one that an organization carries out on itself)The Army is conducting an internal review.judicial review (=examination by a judge)The case is likely to go to judicial review.a policy reviewThe policy review proposed radical changes to the system. a spending reviewExtra money was promised in last summer’s spending review.review + NOUNa review body/committee/panel/boardWe will set up a pay review body for all staff.a review processWe cannot comment until the review process is over.
reviewreview2 ●●●S3W3 verb [transitive]1JUDGEto examine, consider, and judge a situation or process carefully in order to see if changes are necessary → evaluate, analyseWe will review your situation and decide how we can help you.The decision will be reviewed by the Supreme Court.The team manager’s position will be reviewed at the end of the season.► see thesaurus at examine2TCNAto write a short article describing and judging a new book, play, film etcBradman will review the best of the new children’s books.3American EnglishSESTUDY to look again at something you have studied, such as notes, reports etcSYN revise British English4to examine and describe the most important parts of a series of events or period of timea journalist who will review the events of the past six months5PMto officially watch a group of soldiers, ships etc at a military showThe president will review the soldiers on parade.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
review• When a large number of products are involved this considerable effort may not be worthwhile until all overheadallocations are routinely reviewed.• Hayes used to review books for the local paper.• As well as being an author, she reviews books for the Sunday papers.• Patients were reviewed every week for the first month and every other week until food reintroductions were completed.• We'll spend this week reviewing for the final.• I'll just review my notes and go to bed.• Doig's new book is reviewed on page 4.• In a restrictiveclimate we all review our expenditurelevels.• The financecommittee is reviewing the budgetproposal.• He reviewed the course that his administration had followed and intended to pursue in the future.• One of its first actions on taking power in March was to set up a committee to review the project.• It should also review the results achieved.• Eliot wrote to him after he reviewed "The Use of Poetry."• An employmentinterviewerreviews these forms and asks the applicant about the type of job sought and salaryrangedesired.From King Business Dictionaryreviewre‧view1 /rɪˈvjuː/ noun1[countable, uncountable] when a situation or process is examined and considered carefully to see if it can be improvedreview ofThe company is conducting an internal review (=done by employees of the company) of its activities.performance reviews of hospitalsThe plant is still under review for possible closure.2[countable, uncountable]FINANCE when a RATINGSAGENCY examines particular bonds, debts etc to see if there has been a change in the level of risk that they will not be repaidMoody’s has placed $2.5 billion of the company’s debt under review for possible upgrading.3[countable] an article in a newspaper or magazine that gives an opinion about a new restaurant, product, film etcDespite good reviews from food critics, the restaurant hasn’t made a profit in two years.reviewreview2 verb [transitive]1to examine or consider a situation or process carefully to see if it can be improvedWe hired an outside consultant to review our pricing policies.The situation is being reviewed on a day-to-day basis.2FINANCE to examine particular bonds, debt etc to see if there has been a change in the level of risk that they will not be repaidThe company’s debt is being reviewed by Moody’s for possible downgrading.3to write an article saying how good you think a new restaurant, product, film etc isHe reviews new models for a car magazine. —reviewer noun [countable]a reviewer for ‘The Detroit News’4American English to look at a document such as a report in detailI need more time to review your report.→ See Verb tableOriginreview1(1400-1500)Frenchrevue; → REVUEreview21. (1600-1700) → REVIEW12. (1500-1600)view