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interview

verb
 
 
/ˈɪntəvjuː/
[I or T] HR, WORKPLACE to ask someone questions at a formal meeting to see if they are suitable for a job or a course: There were so many applicants for the job that we will be interviewing all week.interview sb for sth We interviewed 20 people for the hotel vacancy.
[I] HR, WORKPLACE to talk and answer questions at a formal meeting held to see if you are suitable for a job or a course: interview for sth He interviewed for a number of jobs with banks and telephone companies. Some people just don't interview well.
[T] MARKETING to ask someone questions to get their opinion about a product or service, so that it can be improved or better advertised: The marketing department interviewed a random sample of 514 people aged 18+.
[T] COMMUNICATIONS to ask someone questions about themselves or a subject they know about for a newspaper article, television show, etc.: interview sb for sth She interviewed 120 current and former employees of the company for her book. He declined to be interviewed for this article.
(Definition of interview verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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