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"interview" in British English

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interviewnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪn.tə.vjuː/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
B1 a ​meeting in which someone ​asks you ​questions to ​see if you are ​suitable for a ​job or ​course: a ​job interview I had an interview for a ​job with a ​publisher.B1 a ​meeting in which someone ​answersquestions about himself or herself for a ​newspaperarticle, ​television show, etc.: an ​exclusive interview with Johnny Depp In a ​television interview last ​night she ​denied she had any ​intention of ​resigning. a ​meeting in which the ​policeask someone ​questions to ​see if they have ​committed a ​crime

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interviewverb [T]

uk   /ˈɪn.tə.vjuː/  us   /-t̬ɚ-/
B1 to ​ask someone ​questions in an interview: We've had 200 ​applicants for the ​job, but we only ​plan to interview about 20 of them. Who's the most ​famousperson you've ​ever interviewed on TV? Police are interviewing a 43-year-old man in ​connection with the ​murder.

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(Definition of interview from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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interviewnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·tərˌvju/
a ​formalmeeting at which a ​person who is ​interested in getting a ​job or other ​position is ​askedquestions to ​learn how well the ​person would be ​able to do it: a ​job interview An interview is also a ​formalmeeting at which ​reporterstry to get ​information, esp. from a ​famousperson or ​publicofficial: an interview with the British ​primeminister

interviewverb [T]

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

"interview" in Business English

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interviewnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɪntəvjuː/
HR, WORKPLACE a ​meeting in which someone ​asks you ​questions to see if you are suitable for a ​job or a ​course: an interview for sth She has an interview for a new ​job tomorrow.an interview with sb Before getting a ​place at university, you may have to have an interview with the ​head of ​department. to be called for/​invited for/​selected for an interview She was very ​highlyqualified, but didn't ​even get an interview. a job interviews Your second interview is likely to be more ​challenging than your first interview. interview ​techniques
MARKETING a ​conversation in which someone is ​asked their ​opinion about a ​product or ​service, so that it can be ​improved or better ​advertised: carry out/conduct interviews The ​companyconductedresearch and interviews with ​customers throughout the country. a face-to-face/​telephone interview
COMMUNICATIONS a ​conversation in which someone is ​askedquestions about themselves or a ​subject they know about for a ​newspaperarticle, ​television show, etc.: an interview with sb/sth He made the ​allegations in an interview with the New York Times.an interview about sth I read an interesting interview about Smith's views on the ​oilindustry.take part in/give an interview He never gives interviews. Company ​officialsrefused a request for an interview. a ​newspaper/radio/​television interview

interviewverb

uk   us   /ˈɪntəvjuː/
[I or T] HR, WORKPLACE to ​ask someone ​questions at a ​formalmeeting 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 ​hotelvacancy.
[I] HR, WORKPLACE to ​talk and answer ​questions at a ​formalmeetingheld 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 ​telephonecompanies. 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 ​marketingdepartment interviewed a ​randomsample of 514 ​people aged 18+.
[T] COMMUNICATIONS to ​ask someone ​questions about themselves or a ​subject they know about for a ​newspaperarticle, ​television show, etc.: interview sb for sth She interviewed 120 ​current and ​formeremployees of the ​company for her ​book. He declined to be interviewed for this ​article.
(Definition of interview from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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