1. A formal meeting in person, especially one arranged for the assessment of the qualifications of an applicant.
a. A conversation, such as one conducted by a reporter, in which facts or statements are elicited from another.
b. An account or a reproduction of such a conversation.
3. Informal An interviewee: an actor who was a tough interview.
v. in·ter·viewed, in·ter·view·ing, in·ter·views
To obtain an interview from.
To have an interview: interviewed with a publishing company.
[French entrevue, from Old French, from feminine past participle of entrevoir, to see : entre-, between (from Latin inter-; see INTER-) + voir, to see (from Latin vidēre; see weid- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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