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"review" in British English

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reviewverb

uk   /rɪˈvjuː/  us   /rɪˈvjuː/
  • review verb (THINK AGAIN)

C1 [T] to think or talk about something again, in order to make changes to it or to make a decision about it: The committee is reviewing the current arrangement/situation. Let's review what has happened so far. He reviewed his options before making a final decision.

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  • review verb (MILITARY)

[T] When an important person reviews military forces, they formally visitand look at them: The Queen reviewed the troops on her recent visit.
  • review verb (STUDY)

[I or T] US (UK revise) to study again something you have already learned, in preparation for an exam: We're reviewing (algebra) for the test tomorrow.

reviewnoun

uk   /rɪˈvjuː/  us   /rɪˈvjuː/
  • 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 (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.
(Definition of review from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reviewverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈvju/
to consider something in order to make changes in it, study it, or give an opinion about it: Officials have to review the text before it’s made public. Pauline Kael reviewed movies (= wrote opinions about movies) for "The New Yorker." She spent half the night reviewing her notes for the French test (= studying them again).
(Definition of review from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"review" in Business English

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reviewnoun

uk   us   /rɪˈvjuː/
[C or U] MANAGEMENT the process of carefully examining a situation to find out whether changes or improvements need to be made: review of sth The next scheduled review of bonus rates will take place early in the new year. The matter is currently under review. a price/pay/spending review a review committee/board/panelcall for/order a review (of sth) The Treasury select committee called last month for a review of the bank's supervisory role.conduct/carry out a review (of sth) Outside consultants have been called in to conduct a review of the firm's business structure.launch/complete/conclude a review (of sth) None of the major media companies will be able to act until the Office of Fair Trading concludes its review of commercial broadcasting.a strategic/independent/comprehensive review Current chairman, Richard Carter, has announced a strategic review.
[C] a report that contains important information about a particular subject or activity: Current business frameworks and methodologies are analysed in the review appearing in Section 2 of the book. Ofcom has recently published its review of the telecoms market. Our annual review and accounts are published each year.
[C] a short article that someone writes expressing their opinion about something such as a new product or service: Our website enables shoppers to make side-by-side product comparisons and read customer reviews. Despite mixed reviews, the movie was a huge box-office success. a book/restaurant review
[C] ACCOUNTING, FINANCE an examination of the accounts of a business to check that they have been done according to accepted standards: The Committee received reports from the external auditors on the conduct of their audit, their review of the accounts, and their comments on risk management.
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reviewverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈvjuː/
MANAGEMENT to carefully examine a situation to find out whether changes or improvements need to be made: Experts are urging borrowers to review their mortgage arrangements and, if they can, to switch now to a better rate. The airline said it would continue to review the situation. The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) reviews all cases before any lawsuits can be filed.be reviewed by sb/sth The proposed project will be reviewed by several federal agencies.
to provide a written description containing important information about a particular subject or activity: Before moving onto the next chapter, we review some key factors that limit the impact of CEOs within the corporate structure.
to write a short article expressing your opinion about something such as a new product or service: Customers reviewing digital cameras are asked to identify whether they are amateur or professional photographers.
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE to examine the accounts of a business to check that they have been done according to accepted standards: The Auditor's Office generally reviews the books of public agencies every three years.
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(Definition of review from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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