Review vs Improve - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between review and improve

is that review is to survey; to look broadly over while improve is (lb) to make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something).

As a noun review

is a second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact.

review

English

(wikipedia review)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A second or subsequent reading of a text or artifact.
  • I need to make a review of the book before I can understand it.
  • An account intended as a critical evaluation of a text or a piece of work.
  • The newspaper review was full of praise for the play.
  • (legal) A judicial reassessment of a case or an event.
  • The victims demanded a full judical review of the case.
  • A stage show made up of sketches etc.
  • The Cambridge Footlights Review launched many Monty Python faces.
  • A survey of the available items or material.
  • The magazine contained a review of Paris restaurants.
  • A periodical which makes a survey of the arts or some other field.
  • The Times Literary Review is published in London.
  • A military inspection or display for the benefit of superiors or VIPs.
  • The troops assembled for a review by the Queen.
  • A forensic inspection to assess compliance with regulations or some code.
  • The regulators demanded a review against NYSE practices.

    Derived terms

    * * judicial review

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To survey; to look broadly over.
  • Before I tackle the question directly, I must briefly review historical approaches to the problem.
  • To write a critical evaluation of a new art work etc.; to write a review.
  • The critic reviews every new play in London.
  • * '>citation
  • To look back over in order to correct or edit; to revise.
  • (obsolete) To view or see again; to look back on.
  • * 1610–11 , (William Shakespeare), '', act IV, scene iv, in ''The Works of Mr. ''William Shake?pear''; in Eight Volumes , volume II (1709), page 954:
  • Cam''[''illo'']   What I do next, ?hall be next to tell the King // Of this E?cape, and whither they are bound: // Wherein my hope is, I ?hall ?o prevail, // To force him after: in who?e company // I ?hall review ''Sicilia ; for who?e ?ight, // I have a Woman’s Longing.
  • (obsolete) To retrace; to go over again.
  • * 1726 , (Alexander Pope) (translator), (Homer) (author), (Odyssey)'', book III, lines 127–128, in ''The Ody??ey of Homer , volume I (1760), page 113:
  • Shall I the long, laborious ?cene review , // And open all the wounds of Greece anew?

    See also

    * revise (v.)

    Anagrams

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    improve

    English

    Alternative forms

    * emprove (obsolete)

    Verb

    (improv)
  • (lb) To make (something) better; to increase the value or productivity (of something).
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  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=70, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Engineers of a different kind , passage=Private-equity nabobs bristle at being dubbed mere financiers. Piling debt onto companies’ balance-sheets is only a small part of what leveraged buy-outs are about, they insist. Improving the workings of the businesses they take over is just as core to their calling, if not more so. Much of their pleading is public-relations bluster.}}
  • (lb) To become better.
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  • *:“My Continental prominence is improving ,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
  • (lb) To disprove or make void; to refute.
  • *(William Tyndale) (1494-1536)
  • *:Neither can any of them make so strong a reason which another cannot improve .
  • (lb) To disapprove of; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure.
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  • *(William Tyndale) (1494-1536)
  • *:When he rehearsed his preachings and his doing unto the high apostles, they could improve nothing.
  • (lb) To use or employ to good purpose; to turn to profitable account.
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  • *(Isaac Barrow) (1630-1677)
  • *:We shall especially honour God by improving diligently the talents which God hath committed to us.
  • *(Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • *:a hint that I do not remember to have seen opened and improved
  • *(William Blackstone) (1723-1780)
  • *:The court seldom fails to improve the opportunity.
  • *(Isaac Watts) (1674-1748)
  • *:How doth the little busy bee / Improve each shining hour.
  • *(George Washington) (1732-1799)
  • *:True policy, as well as good faith, in my opinion, binds us to improve the occasion.
  • Synonyms

    * (to make something better) ameliorate, better, batten, enhance * See also

    Antonyms

    * (to make something worse) deteriorate, worsen * (to become worse) deteriorate, worsen

    Derived terms

    * improvement