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English definition of “interview”

interview

verb [T]    /ˈɪn·tərˌvju/
to ask questions of someone who is interested in getting a job or other position: We interviewed dozens of applicants, and have narrowed the job search down to two. To interview is also to ask questions of someone to get information: She interviewed voters as they left the polls.
(Definition of interview verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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