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Review appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Snug, sore, held in awe, I verified a crass arcade if I review an idle hero’s guns.
  • "We," I’ve radiated, "act if nuts omit sums. We," I’ve regarded, "named names. I was a dog fired. Now I see referees, I wonder if God, as a wise man, demanded rage reviews. Must I, most unfit cadet, aid a review?"
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun review:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb review:


The word review is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun review

What does review mean as a name of something?

Review is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: reviews

  1. a new appraisal or evaluation
  2. an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
  3. a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment
  4. (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data
  5. a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of review: revue
    • more generic terms: variety / variety show = a show consisting of a series of short unrelated performances
    • more specific word: follies = a revue with elaborate costuming
  6. a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: periodical = a publication that appears at fixed intervals
    • more specific term: literary review = a review devoted to literary criticism
  7. a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
  8. (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court)
    • domain: jurisprudence / law
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic terms: legal proceeding / proceeding / proceedings = the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
    • more specific terms:
      • bill of review = a proceeding brought to obtain an explanation or an alteration or a reversal of a decree by the court that rendered it
      • judicial review = review by a court of law of actions of a government official or entity or of some other legally appointed person or body or the review by an appellate court of the decision of a trial court
  9. practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory
  10. a formal or official examination

Alternative definition of the noun review


  1. A second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact.
  2. An account intended as a critical evaluation of a text or a piece of work.
  3. [legal] A judicial reassessment of a case or an event.
  4. A stage show made up of sketches etc.
  5. A survey of the available items or material.
  6. A periodical which makes a survey of the arts or some other field.
  7. A military inspection or display for the benefit of superiors or VIPs.
  8. A forensic inspection to assess compliance with regulations or some code.

Definition of the verb review

What does review mean as a doing word?

Review is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: reviewed | reviewing | reviews

  1. look at again; examine again
    • example: let's review your situation
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonym of review: reexamine
    • more generic words: analyse / analyze / canvass / examine / study = consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
  2. appraise critically
    • examples: She reviews books for the New York Times | Sam and Sue review the movie
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]The inspector analyzed the building
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] for [Attribute]The inspector analyzed the building for its soundness
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme, genitive]'s [Attribute]The inspector analyzed the building's soundness

      Verbs of Assessment (with the same syntax): analyze, appraise, assess, audit, evaluate, scrutinize, study.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of review: critique
    • more generic terms: evaluate / judge / pass judgment = form a critical opinion of
    • more specific terms: peer review / referee = evaluate professionally a colleague's work
  3. hold a review (of troops)
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of review: go over / survey
    • more generic word: inspect = look over carefully
  4. refresh one's memory
  5. look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember

Alternative definition of the verb review


  1. To survey; to look broadly over.
  2. To write a critical evaluation of a new art work etc.; to write a review.
  3. [obsolete] To see again.
  4. [obsolete] To look back over in order to correct or edit; to revise.


Review is a Bulgarian new wave band that spawned in the late 1980s and has been one of the most influential acts in the history of Bulgarian rock music. It was founded by Vasil Giurov, Kiril Manchev, Boicho Karaboichev and Milena Slavova in 1985 in Sofia. Their first album was called Reviu-ІV.88-V.89 and includes 10 tracks. The band split up in 1990 and reformed in 2001. They released the album 10 in 2002. In 2003 Милена quit the band and left for England.


  1. "Review" is a compilation album from Mikuni Shimokawa. The album was released by Pony Canyon on December 17, 2003 and coded copyright PCCA-01967.
    • genre: J-pop
    • released on (11 years ago)
  2. "Review" is a musical album of Kyau & Albert.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  3. "Review" is a composition.
  4. "Review" is a musical album of My Friend the Chocolate Cake.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  5. "Review" is a musical album of Obsc(y)re.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  6. "Review" is a musical album of Willy Michl.


"Review" is a book by Open University.


Review is an American mockumentary comedy series starring Andy Daly as professional critic Forrest MacNeil, who provides reviews of real-life experiences. The series was created by Daly, and is an adaptation of the Australian television series Review with Myles Barlow. It premiered March 6, 2014, on U.S. cable television network Comedy Central.

  • also known as Review with Forrest MacNeil
  • begun on
  • 9 episodes of 22 minutes each
  • country: United States of America
  • created by Andy Daly
  • regular cast: Andy Daly as Forrest MacNeil since
  • genre: Television comedy


review is a game.


  1. Review is an annotation category, tv genre.
  2. Review is an American magazine covering national and international economic issues. It is published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  3. Review is a TV program, begun in (27 years ago).
  4. Review: Document review is a critical component to most litigation and is used to identify responsive documents to produce and privileged documents to withhold. It is the time where the legal team can begin to gain a greater understanding of the factual issues in a case and where legal strategies can emerge and begin to develop based on the type of information that is found in the collection of documents.

Phrases with Review

Phrases starting with the word Review:

  1. review copy
  2. review article

Phrases ending with the word Review:

  1. Bar review
  2. Law review
  3. book review
  4. Code review
  5. peer review
  6. bill of review
  7. limited review
  8. critical review
  9. judicial review
  10. literary review
  11. security review
  12. analytical review
  13. Utilization Review

Other phrases containing the word Review:

  1. security intelligence review committee
  2. Program Evaluation and Review Technique

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Review

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Google previewThe Literature Review (2016)

Six Steps to Success by Lawrence A. Machi, Brenda T. McEvoy

A literature review is a written argument that supports a thesis position by building a case from credible evidence obtained from previous research.

Google previewNursing Research and Statistics (2014)

by Sharma Suresh

A literature review is an account of the previous efforts and achievements of scholars and researchers on a phenomenon. Actually, it is...

Google previewThe Northwestern Miller (1917)

Rosenbaum iltehietn The Rosenbaum Review is the title of a weekly paper published by this firm every Saturday. Subscription price $5.00 per year— satisfaction guaranteed. Several hundred grain merchants and millers have been enrolled ...

Google previewCivil Litigation (2013)

by Colette Reid, Law Society of Ireland

Judicial review is a central feature of litigation in Ireland.

In its purest format, judicial review is the power possessed by the High Court and Supreme Court to declare that legislative and executive actions are null and void if they violate the ...

Google previewCODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (2013)


Review is a remedy sought or applied under special circumstances.

Google previewGovernment Accountability (2014)

by Judith Bannister, Gabrielle Appleby, Anna Olijnyk, Joanna Howe

Judicial review is the subject of Part IV. Part III consists of just two chapters, while Part IV extends to seven chapters.

Google previewSeven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review (2016)

A Multimodal and Cultural Approach by Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Rebecca Frels

The Literature Review is a Summary of the Extant Literature” ) is rebutted by the following phrase: “organization, summarization, analysis,

If the literature review is an end in itself, it is in fact the parts of the research.

Google previewAutomated Technology for Verification and Analysis (2004)

Second International Conference, ATVA 2004, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, October 31 - November 3, 2004. Proceedings by Farn Wang

Review is a traditional technique for static analysis of software to detect faults possibly resulting in the violation of the consistency and validity of software systems. Basically, software review means to check through software either by a team or an individual.

involving many important human judgements and decisions, review is an effective technique for software verification and validation in practical ...

Google previewA Practical Guide to Academic Research (2014)

by Birley, Graham (Head, Education Research Unit, University of Wolverhampton), Neil (Associate Dean Moreland (School of Education, University of Wolverhampton)), Moreland, Neil (Associate Dean, School of Education, University of Wolverhampton)

First, as the words imply, a literature review is a critical analysis of the existing literature on your proposed research subject.

In many ways, therefore, a literature review is an important 'ground—clearing' exercise during a research project.

Google previewJudicial Review Handbook (2012)

by Michael Fordham

Judicial review is a wellestablished supervisory role by the Court over public bodies.

(“Judicial review is the procedure by which you can seek to challenge the ...

Google previewReinvent the Heal (2012)

A Philosophy for the Reform of Medical Practice by James T. Hansen M. D.

Peer review is the finger in the dyke. This is where the government...

Google previewSupercollider 4 (2012)

by John Nonte

review is that there is at least one solution to the technical specification or technical parameters. The PDR reviews the changes to the level-3 specifications and discusses the technical design. The criterion for a successful review is an ...

Google previewProfessionalism and Public Service (2008)

Essays in Honour of Kenneth Kernaghan by Kenneth A. Rasmussen, David Siegel

The Review is the official journal of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) and appears four times a year. The IIAS is a government-funded NGO whose mission since 1930 has been to increase knowledge of public ...

Google previewIs This Any Way to Run a Democratic Government? (2004)

by Stephen J. Wayne

Jndicial review is the best of practices, it is the worst of practices: it is an exercise in wisdom, it is an exercise in...

Google previewA Review of the proposals of the Albion Fire Insurance: also a continuation of the ... Globe's history, from where Mr. Stonestreet's ends. To these is added, a narrative of gross misbehaviour towards the public, in the British Critic ... on the subject of the appendix to the supplement to Johnson's Dictionary (1806)

by George MASON (of Aldenham, Herts.), afterwards STONESTREET GRIFFIN (George)


Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Seventh-Day Adventists (2005)

by Gary Land

Washington, DC: Review and Herald, 1987. Kress, Daniel H. The Cigarette as a Physician Sees It, Mountain View, CA: Pacific Press, 1931. Lantry, Eileen E. The Vitality Makers: A Turbocharged Life-style in Thirty Days. Boise, ID: Pacific Press, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Politics (2005)

The Left and the Right by Rodney P. Carlisle

THE NATIONAL REVIEW is a weekly magazine of conservative opinion, considered one of the most influential conservative magazines in the United States. The National Review features the writing of many of the nation's leading conservative ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the International Monetary Fund (2011)

by Sarah Tenney, Norman K. Humphreys

QUOTA REVIEWS. The Fund is required by its Articles of Agreement to conduct, at intervals of not more than five years, a general review of quotas and propose any adjustments that it deems appropriate.

Google previewEncyclopedia of United States National Security (2005)

by Richard J. Samuels

REVIEW. (QDR). Administration report, released every four years, that is a crucial element in ongoing national security and military reforms aimed at identifying new threats and developing new strategies to combat those threats. In response to ...

Google previewMercer Dictionary of the Bible (1990)

by Watson E. Mills, Roger Aubrey Bullard

AS Asialische Studien ASORN American Schools of Oriental Research Newsletter ATR Anglican Theological Review AUSS Andrews University Seminary Studies BA Biblical Archaeologist BAR Biblical Archaeology Review BASOR Bulletin ...

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I wish I could be like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic and said: 'I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me.' (Barbra Streisand)
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Scrabble value of R1E1V4I1E1W4

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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