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English noun: review

1. review (cognition) a new appraisal or evaluation

Synonymsreappraisal, reassessment, revaluation

Broader (hypernym)appraisal, assessment

Narrower (hyponym)stock-taking, stocktaking

2. review (communication) an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)

Synonymscritical review, critique, review article

Broader (hypernym)criticism, literary criticism

Narrower (hyponym)book review, notice, rave

3. review (act) a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment

Synonymsfollow-up, followup, reexamination

Broader (hypernym)examination, scrutiny

4. review (possession) (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data

Synonymslimited review

Broader (hypernym)accounting, accounting system, method of accounting

Narrower (hyponym)analytical review

Domain categoryaccounting

5. review (communication) a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians


Broader (hypernym)variety, variety show

Narrower (hyponym)follies

6. review (communication) a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art

Broader (hypernym)periodical

Narrower (hyponym)literary review

7. review (communication) a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion

Synonymsrecap, recapitulation

Broader (hypernym)capitulation

Narrower (hyponym)epanodos

8. review (act) (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court)

Broader (hypernym)legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings

Narrower (hyponym)bill of review, judicial review

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

9. review (act) practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory


Broader (hypernym)drill, exercise, practice, practice session, recitation

Narrower (hyponym)rub up

10. review (act) a formal or official examination

SamplesThe platoon stood ready for review.
We had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator.


Broader (hypernym)examination, scrutiny

Narrower (hyponym)check, check-out procedure, checkout

English verb: review

1. review (cognition) look at again; examine again

SamplesLet's review your situation.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass, examine, study

2. review (communication) appraise critically

SamplesShe reviews books for the New York Times.
Please critique this performance.

ExamplesSam and Sue review the movie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)evaluate, judge, pass judgment

Narrower (hyponym)peer review, referee

3. review (cognition) hold a review (of troops)

Synonymsgo over, survey

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)inspect

4. review (cognition) refresh one's memory

SamplesI reviewed the material before the test.

Synonymsbrush up, refresh

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)call back, call up, recall, recollect, remember, retrieve, think

5. review (cognition) look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember

SamplesShe reviewed her achievements with pride.

Synonymslook back, retrospect

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)remember, think back

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