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Definition of Review


  1. To view or see again; to look back on.
  2. To go over and examine critically or deliberately.
  3. To reconsider; to revise, as a manuscript before printing it, or a book for a new edition.
  4. To go over with critical examination, in order to discover exellences or defects; hence, to write a critical notice of; as, to review a new novel.
  5. To make a formal or official examination of the state of, as troops, and the like; as, to review a regiment.
  6. To reexamine judically; as, a higher court may review the proceedings and judgments of a lower one.
  7. To retrace; to go over again.
  8. To look back; to make a review.
  9. A second or repeated view; a reexamination; a retrospective survey; a looking over again; as, a review of one's studies; a review of life.
  10. An examination with a view to amendment or improvement; revision; as, an author's review of his works.
  11. A critical examination of a publication, with remarks; a criticism; a critique.
  12. A periodical containing critical essays upon matters of interest, as new productions in literature, art, etc.
  13. An inspection, as of troops under arms or of a naval force, by a high officer, for the purpose of ascertaining the state of discipline, equipments, etc.
  14. The judicial examination of the proceedings of a lower court by a higher.
  15. A lesson studied or recited for a second time.

Review Quotations

A good day is one where I can not just read a book, but write a review of it. Maybe today I'll be able to do that. I get for some reason somewhat stronger when the sun starts to go down. Dusk is a good time for me. I'm crepuscular.
Christopher Hitchens

Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.
Les Brown

I've rarely gotten a good review in my life, yet, to paraphrase Noel Coward, I am happy to console myself with the bitter palliative of commercial success.
Steven Weber

Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.

All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Review Translations

review in Dutch is recenseren, bespreken
review in Finnish is selostaa
review in French is critique, compte-rendu, revoyez, revoyons, revois
review in Spanish is repaso, repasar
review in Swedish is recension, tidskrift, revy, kritik, recensera