• noun: an act of carefully looking at or examining the quality or condition of something or someone
  • noun: a formal military inspection
  • verb: to look at or examine (something) carefully especially before making a decision or judgment
  • verb: to view or see again
  • often + 'of'
  • synonyms: grand guignol, passion play, tom show


  • Copies of the book were sent to critics 'for review'. = 'Review copies' of the book were sent to critics. [=copies of the book were sent to critics so that they could read it and then write reviews about it]

  • I was disappointed with my 'salary/pay review'. [=a review of an employee's work and performance by an employer to decide by how much his or her pay or salary should be increased]

  • The decision is 'subject to review' by a higher authority. [=the decision might be studied and then changed by someone who has more power]

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Movie quotes

  • (..) of schooI is. so be nice to MatiIda. CouId you get her workbook, please? You can sit down. You've come on a good day. We're going to review what we've Iearned. If you know an answer, just raise your hand. We've been working on our times tabIes. Who'd Iike to demonstrate? Let's do some together. (..)
    1996 Matilda