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verb interview pronunciation in American English /ˈɪntərˌvju/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleinterviewing
past tenseinterviewed
past participleinterviewed
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  1. [transitive] to ask someone, especially someone famous, questions about themselves, their work, or their ideas, in order to publish or broadcast the information

    He was interviewed on the radio this morning.

    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to have a meeting with someone and ask them questions to find out if they are the right person for a job, course of study, etc.
    2. b.
      [intransitive/transitive] to ask and answer questions to find out if you want to accept a job, apply to a college, etc.

      I’m interviewing now, and I’ll accept the best offer I get.

    3. c.
      [intransitive/transitive] mainly British if the police interview someone about a crime, they ask them questions about it
    4. d.
      [transitive] to ask people a series of questions as part of a research project

      One hundred men will be interviewed during the two-year study.



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