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review

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈvjuː/ us  

review verb [T] (THINK AGAIN)

C1 to consider something in order to make changes to it, give an opinion on it or study it: The committee is reviewing the current arrangement/situation. Let's review (= talk about) what has happened so far. He reviewed (= thought about) his options before making a final decision.
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review verb [T] (BOOK/FILM)

B2 If critics review a book, play, film, etc. they write their opinion of it: I only go to see films that are reviewed favourably.

review verb [T] (MILITARY)

When an important person reviews a large group of military forces, they formally visit and look at them: The Queen reviewed the troops on her recent visit.

review verb [T] (STUDY)

US ( UK revise) to study again something you have already learned, in preparation for an exam: We're reviewing (algebra) for the test tomorrow.

review

noun uk   /rɪˈvjuː/ us  

review noun (THINK AGAIN)

C2 [C or U] the act of considering something again in order to make changes to it, give an opinion of it or study it: an annual review of company performance a review of the year's top news stories Salary levels are under review at the moment. Your licence will come up for review every July.
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review noun (BOOK/FILM)

B1 [C] a report in a newspaper, magazine, or programme that gives an opinion about a new book, film, etc.: Derek writes film/theatre/book reviews for the newspapers. The play got excellent reviews when it was first seen. [C usually singular] a (part of a) newspaper or magazine that has articles on films, books, travel, famous people, etc.: Could you pass me the review (section of the paper), please?

review noun (MILITARY)

[C] a formal military ceremony in which forces are reviewed by an important person: Many diplomats attended a naval review to mark the anniversary of the end of the war.

review noun (THEATRE)

[C] a revue

review noun (STUDY)

[C] US information or a practice exercise about a subject to be studied: Their teacher distributed a review for the exam.
(Definition of review from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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