Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “review”

See all translations

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.
More examples

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.
More examples

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)
What is the pronunciation of review?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “review” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

nation

a country, especially when thought of as a large group of people living in one area with their own government, language, traditions, etc.

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More