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English definition of “interview”

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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