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interview


in·ter·view  (ntr-vy)
n.
1. A formal meeting in person, especially one arranged for the assessment of the qualifications of an applicant.
2.
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: I had been warned that [he] was a tough interviewthat he doled out flip answers ... to questions he was tired of being asked (David Roberts).
v. in·ter·viewed, in·ter·view·ing, in·ter·views
v.tr.
To obtain an interview from.
v.intr.
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 vidre; see weid- in Indo-European roots).]

inter·viewa·ble adj.
inter·view·ee n.
inter·viewer n.


interview  /ntrvyu/  v. [T] 1 to get information by questioning s.o.: A TV reporter interviewed the mayor about the citys problems. 2 to meet with and question s.o. to decide if that person is right for a job: She interviewed 12 people before she found a good secretary.
n. 1 a meeting where information is gathered from s.o.: In the interview, the writer said he was working on a new book. 2 a published report of such a meeting: Did you read the interview with the rock star in this magazine?

Thesaurus: interview v. 1 to ask questions, converse with s.o., question 2 to meet with, talk to, consult with.
n. 1 a question-and-answer session, q and a | press conference. interview

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