December 30, 2015
To review is to look at something again or examine something. This word is often used for plans, school activities, criticism, evaluations, and end-of-the-year assessments.
- Students review their homework assignments in preparation for the test.
- Teachers help students review material that they have learned so that it's not forgotten.
- Let's review.
- Leaders in the community reviewed plans for a new grocery store.
- Supervisors review employees when deciding on whether or not to give them a raise.
- Derrick reviews his budget on a regular basis so that he knows how much he can spend.
They're reviewing some plans together.
In these examples, the word "review" is a noun:
- The cafe received a good review.
- The website, Yelp, provides customer reviews for a variety of businesses.
- This website has received generally good reviews.
- A few of my videos have received negative reviews.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens has received mostly good reviews.
- The reviews for the play were negative, so few people went to see it.
- Sandra received a bad performance review at work.
- CNN always highlights the year in review at the end of the year.
The person who writes or creates a review is called a reviewer.
- Reviewers gave the film high praise.
- The essays were sent to professional reviewers who decided on the merit of each student's writing.
- Reviewers of restaurants usually dine anonymously so as not to receive special treatment at the places they want to review.
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