(noun, verb)


1. a new appraisal or evaluation

Similar word(s): reappraisal, reassessment, revaluation

Definition categories: thought, appraisal, assessment

2. an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)

Similar word(s): critique

Definition categories: communication, criticism

3. a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment

Similar word(s): followup, reexamination

Definition categories: act, examination, scrutiny

4. (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data

Definition categories: possession, accounting

5. a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians

Similar word(s): revue

Definition categories: communication, variety

6. a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art

Definition categories: communication, periodical

7. a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion

Similar word(s): recap, recapitulation

Definition categories: communication, capitulation

8. (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court)

Definition categories: act, proceeding, proceedings

9. practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory

Similar word(s): brushup

Definition categories: act, drill, exercise, practice, recitation

10. a formal or official examination

- the platoon stood ready for review

Similar word(s): inspection

Definition categories: act, examination, scrutiny

Sentences with review as a noun:

- I need to make a review of the book before I can understand it.

- The newspaper review was full of praise for the play.

- The victims demanded a full judical review of the case.

- The Cambridge Footlights Review launched many Monty Python faces.

- The magazine contained a review of Paris restaurants.

- The Times Literary Review is published in London.

- The troops assembled for a review by the Queen.

- The regulators demanded a review against NYSE practices.


1. look at again; examine again

- let's review your situation

Similar word(s): reexamine

Definition categories: cognition, analyse, analyze, canvass, examine, study

2. appraise critically

- She reviews books for the New York Times

Similar word(s): critique

Definition categories: communication, evaluate, judge

3. hold a review (of troops)

Similar word(s): survey

Definition categories: cognition, inspect

4. refresh one's memory

- I reviewed the material before the test

Similar word(s): refresh

Definition categories: cognition, recall, recollect, remember, retrieve, think

5. look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember

- she reviewed her achievements with pride

Similar word(s): retrospect

Definition categories: cognition, remember

Sentences with review as a verb:

- Before I tackle the question directly, I must briefly review historical approaches to the problem.

- The critic reviews every new play in London.