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  • n  a new appraisal or evaluation
  • n  an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
  • n  a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
  • n  (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data
  • n  a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
  • n  a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art
  • n  a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
  • n  (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court)
  • n  practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
  • n  a formal or official examination
    the platoon stood ready for review
  • v  look at again; examine again
    let's review your situation
  • v  appraise critically
    She reviews books for the New York Times
  • v  hold a review (of troops)
  • v  refresh one's memory
    I reviewed the material before the test
  • v  look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
    she reviewed her achievements with pride

  • There is a press blackout on reviewing the Watchmen movie until March 6.
  • User-review sites have changed the way most people plan their travel, giving us an enormously useful tool for evaluating hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions and the like.
  • Why should I a guy who doesn't like Guns n' Roses or heavy metal review Chinese Democracy? Because I have it.
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