• (British) IPA: /ˈɪntəvjuː/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɪntɚvjuː/

interview (plural interviews)

  1. (obsolete) An official face-to-face meeting of monarchs or other important figures. [16th-19th c.]
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗, partition II, section 2, member 4:
      To be present at an interview, as that famous of Henry the Eighth and Francis the First, so much renowned all over Europe […], no age ever saw the like.
  2. Any face-to-face meeting, especially of an official nature. [from 17th c.]
  3. A conversation in person (or, by extension, over the telephone, Internet etc.) between a journalist and someone whose opinion or statements he or she wishes to record for publication, broadcast etc. [from 19th c.]
    The reporter gave the witness an interview.
  4. A formal meeting, in person, for the assessment of a candidate or applicant. [from 20th c.]
    It was a dreadful interview; I have no hope of getting the job.
  5. An audition.
  6. A police interrogation of a suspect or party in an investigation. [from 20th c.]
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interview (interviews, present participle interviewing; past and past participle interviewed)

  1. To ask questions of (somebody); to have an interview.
    He interviewed the witness.
    The witness was interviewed.
  2. To be interviewed; to attend an interview.
    • 2000, U.S. News and World Report: Volume 129, Issues 18-25
      When she interviewed with Microsoft in August, she overlooked a small cut in salary and asked about long-term career opportunities — and quality of life.
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  • Spanish: ser entrevistado

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