v. re·viewed, re·view·ing, re·views
1. To look over, study, or examine again: reviewed last week's lesson.
2. To consider retrospectively; look back on: reviewed the day's events.
3. To examine with an eye to criticism or correction: reviewed the research findings.
4. To write or give a critical report on (a new work or performance, for example).
5. Law To evaluate (a decision made by or action taken by a lower court) to determine whether any error was made.
6. To subject to a formal inspection, especially a military inspection.
1. To go over or restudy material: reviewing for a final exam.
2. To write critical reviews, especially for a newspaper or magazine.
1. A reexamination or reconsideration.
2. A retrospective view or survey.
a. A restudying of subject matter.
b. An exercise for use in restudying material.
a. A report or essay giving a critical estimate of a work or performance.
b. A periodical devoted to articles and essays on current affairs, literature, or art.
a. An inspection or examination for the purpose of evaluation.
b. A formal military inspection.
c. A formal military ceremony held in honor of a person or occasion.
6. Law An evaluation conducted by a higher court of a decision made or action taken by a lower court to determine whether any error was made.
7. A musical show consisting of often satirical skits, songs, and dances; a revue.
[Probably from Middle English, inspection of military forces, from Old French revue, review, from feminine past participle of reveeir, to see again, from Latin revidēre : re-, re- + vidēre, to see; see weid- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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