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verb interview pronunciation in British English /ˈɪntə(r)ˌvjuː/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyinterview
he/she/itinterviews
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 suitable for a job, course of study etc
      Applicants will be interviewed early next month.
    2. b.
      [intransitive/transitive] mainly American to ask and answer questions to find out if you want to take a job, a place at university etc
      I’m interviewing now, and I’ll accept the best offer I get.
    3. 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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