Definition of interview in English:

interview

noun

  • 1A meeting of people face to face, especially for consultation.

    • ‘Neither the preliminary interview nor the consultation seemed to define what patients actually worried about.’
    • ‘Most research on patients' agendas has focused either on the consultation or on interviews with either doctors or patients’
    • ‘Questionnaires, snapshot surveys, focus groups, interviews, consultation meetings and postal consultation have been used to build the review.’
    • ‘I couldn't go, I had interviews and meetings, but was jealous of those who did, as I've never been surfing in my life.’
    • ‘It is also possible to assess quality without quantitative measures, by using approaches such as peer review, videoing consultations, and patient interviews.’
    • ‘In line with the interviews, respondents rated consultation space with the physician as most important.’
    • ‘I had to attend a visa interview at the US consulate there.’
    • ‘By grounding interviews in recent consultation, we sought to minimise generalised or idealised accounts.’
    • ‘The subsequent interviews and meetings followed accepted methods of qualitative research, and we believe the results to be an accurate reflection of the participants' views.’
    • ‘In time, however, phone calls, meetings and interviews confirmed his authenticity.’
    • ‘Host periodic meetings or interviews with team members in order to gather feedback on what's working and what's not.’
    • ‘I had invited a few friends of mine, along with two officials I had the pleasure of meeting through some work-related interviews, to dinner at my place.’
    • ‘Some 45% of asylum seekers do not turn up for official meetings or interviews with State authorities.’
    • ‘I tried having meetings, disciplinary interviews and discussing issues, but they still do nothing.’
    • ‘The consultants conducted face-to-face interviews with children and organised focus groups.’
    • ‘Main outcome measures: Participants' views and commonly observed responses during consultations and interviews.’
    • ‘Due diligence, company interviews and developer meetings will require travel.’
    • ‘Qualitative methods, specifically interviews and focus group meetings, were used.’
    • ‘Comparisons between transcripts of consultations and subsequent interviews indicated that most patients were able to recall some or most of the information given to them.’
    meeting, discussion, conference, question and answer session, examination, evaluation, interrogation
    audience, talk, dialogue, exchange
    talks
    rap session, confab
    confabulation, interlocution
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    1. 1.1A conversation between a journalist or radio or television presenter and a person of public interest, used as the basis of a broadcast or publication.
      ‘a half-hour interview with the prime minister’
      • ‘I spoke to the Spanish wire service and that led to an interview with a Mexican radio station, which was quite interesting.’
      • ‘In an interview with Cable Television, Lee said the proposal will only deter future democratic development in Hong Kong.’
      • ‘Councillors gained invaluable tips on how best they should approach radio and television interviews and build up good relationships with journalists.’
      • ‘Jorge himself began making appearances in schools and on public radio and gave interviews to newspapers and magazines.’
      • ‘Magazine articles, radio interviews and some television appearances have happened for me, so I feel good about that, too.’
      • ‘The documentary features exclusive interviews as well as radio and television footage from the time.’
      • ‘After my exclusive interview with the pigs' owner, every journalist was after him.’
      • ‘In four weeks he did 18 television interviews and 36 radio broadcasts alone.’
      • ‘Iranian television news carried an interview with a woman who had lost uncles and aunts and her two children, while her husband had suffered a broken back and legs.’
      • ‘A third has more than 250 interviews from radio, television, newspapers, and scholarly journals.’
      • ‘She spent Monday morning doing television and radio interviews and followed that up with an afternoon of newspaper press conferences.’
      • ‘In an interview with a television news reporter, the minister said some farmers were still mistreating their workers.’
      • ‘His critics in the party also shunned his long-time penchant for rushing to Dublin for radio and television interviews with RTE.’
      • ‘It is based on a true story, framed by an investigative journalist's interview with his elusive subject and told mostly in flashback.’
      • ‘He also gave an interview with a Dutch radio station, the web audio transcript of which a Dutch friend kindly located for me.’
      • ‘His staff is expected to complain about a heated interview with him broadcast on Scottish Television.’
      • ‘Also, I did an interview with a journalist from a woman's magazine yesterday, about parent bloggers.’
      • ‘As the president battles back on the war in Iraq with a series of television interviews, are journalists giving him a fair hearing?’
      • ‘I remember a television interview with him early in his career, at the Belgian Grand Prix.’
      • ‘This is why presidents give interviews to television journalists.’
    2. 1.2An oral examination of an applicant for a job, college place, etc.
      ‘I am pleased to advise you that you have been selected for interview’
      • ‘Each of us can articulate a kind of formal Australian that we might use at work, for meetings, job interviews and the like.’
      • ‘Three potential students have already been invited for an interview at the college next week.’
      • ‘The lucky few were selected after three rounds of examinations and interviews.’
      • ‘He is now seeking admission to a post-graduate course in Social Work and has already faced an interview at Loyola College.’
      • ‘Furthermore, a consular official must interview applicants unless the interview is waived.’
      • ‘Every year the school spots children disillusioned with traditional study and through college and school interviews identifies those who would thrive doing more work-based learning.’
      • ‘After four auditions, an interview and written examination Joseph was accepted into the course of music performance.’
      • ‘The 17 year old's application to study medicine was rejected after an interview at Magdalen College, Oxford.’
      • ‘He is also taking his campaign to Britain and interviews with applicants from both countries will take place in London early next year.’
      • ‘Though this is not possible under all circumstances, this is relevant when you are going for an interview for a college admission.’
      • ‘The former Wimbledon College pupil, of Donnington Road, had been due to attend an interview at Carshalton College to train as a motor mechanic when he died.’
      • ‘Candidates were due to arrive in Bradford tonight for the two-day selection process, but yesterday the council announced it was calling off the interviews after three applicants had pulled out.’
      • ‘Perhaps not surprisingly, the researchers found that employers were considerably more likely to offer interviews and jobs to applicants with white names.’
      • ‘Health bosses travelled to Madrid last month for a first wave of interviews with 14 applicants.’
      • ‘During the interview, analyse applicants' skills and compare them with the job requirements to make a short list.’
      • ‘She was selected from 3,000 applicants after two interviews to attend the 1950s-style boarding school.’
      • ‘Now the sub-committee must sit down this week and examine the applications and will conduct interviews with the six men.’
      • ‘Candidates are selected by in-person interviews only.’
      • ‘College officials feared about a dozen students had lost work that they needed for pre-entry interviews at other colleges.’
      • ‘According to the election regulation, the council's 11 factions would select the candidates through interviews.’
    3. 1.3A session of formal questioning of a person by the police.
      • ‘The police interview of the first defendant took place only in January 2002.’
      • ‘The tape of the police interview of the appellant was to be transcribed, agreed, filed and served.’
      • ‘Despite being held for hours by police, his official interview ceased after only two questions when he refused to answer.’
      • ‘For the first time, pictures taken during police interviews show Britain's worst serial killer refusing to look at photographs of victims and claiming another elderly patient was a drug addict.’
      • ‘The conclusion of the prosecution case were interviews that the police had had with the Appellant.’
      • ‘He failed to recall these details and the entire Blackpool trip in police interviews in 1997.’
      • ‘During a series of frank interviews at Alton police station, he admitted he had pushed a young Asian man he had seen apparently laughing at him near a lamp-post.’
      • ‘Those who broke the law in the recent stings are undergoing formal interviews and police are considering whether to prosecute.’
      • ‘During the interview, the police officer left the room leaving the door unlocked.’
      • ‘Highly questionable police interviews of the suspect were conducted.’
      • ‘The evidence in chief of the complainant was given at trial in the form of a video of her interview in the police station.’
      • ‘It regards a course of official questioning by a police officer as an interview.’
      • ‘The man was due to spend a second night at Scunthorpe Police Station, with interviews again today.’
      • ‘Particularly in view of the attitude that the appellant adopted during his interviews with the police, he is only entitled to a modest discount for his plea.’
      • ‘After a few tense moments, officers relieved him of the weapon and ammunition and escorted him to the Soi 9 police station for an interview.’
      • ‘He said that during four interviews with detectives, police had produced no evidence of that he was involved in the break-in.’
      • ‘However the tapes of all the police interviews were subsequently produced to counsel and were made exhibits in this trial.’
      • ‘The jury could accept the admissions made by the appellant in the course of the interview with police officers.’
      • ‘I was in conversation with the respondent about his views on the tape-recording of formal interviews at the police station.’
      • ‘Firstly, she gave a very full account in long interviews with experienced police officers.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Hold an interview with (someone)

    ‘she was interviewed by a reporter from the Daily News’
    ‘police are keen to interview two men seen nearby’
    • ‘He is deaf too, reporters are going mad interviewing him because they have to learn sign languages.’
    • ‘The guy came and they interviewed me from the top of Bolton Town Hall.’
    • ‘Reporters all stormed forward trying to interview her.’
    • ‘I've also asked reporters to interview me, sometimes first sketching a hypothetical scenario.’
    • ‘Yes, but if you read more than just the cover of the books of the people that you interview you would know more about the book.’
    • ‘He interviewed me and reported in the government paper what I said about gay and lesbian rights quite accurately.’
    • ‘A Sukhum paper sent a reporter to interview him.’
    • ‘When reporters interview me about press controversies, I'm frank to the point of self-destruction.’
    • ‘The clever woman identified herself as a Washington reporter seeking to interview me but then embarked on a filthy tirade.’
    • ‘Once a television crew arrived to interview me, and I could see the shock in their eyes as they tried to figure out where to place the camera.’
    • ‘I thought they were done when men and women with cameras and notebooks started coming in one at a time to interview me for the local papers.’
    • ‘When reporters went to interview her about the campaign they found her in a distressed state.’
    • ‘She has also complained to the PCC that the reporter used subterfuge to interview her, pretending to be the mother of an inmate.’
    • ‘People want you in their films, and people want to interview you.’
    • ‘I was the first person that got to interview her after her fall.’
    • ‘One day, a magazine editor called Young and asked if he could send a reporter to interview him on his successful record.’
    • ‘We even got some calls on the answering machine from some reporters who wanted to interview me.’
    • ‘He started in unblushing manner, giving a parking ticket to the Press reporter who had gone to interview him.’
    • ‘One afternoon in the early Seventies I arrived to interview him at his house in the country.’
    • ‘Even though I had many chances to interview her, I did not do what a news reporter is supposed to do.’
    talk to, have a discussion with, have a dialogue with, hold a meeting with, confer with
    question, put questions to, probe, interrogate, cross-examine
    poll, canvass, survey, sound out, ascertain the opinions of
    grill, pump, give the third degree to
    examine
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    1. 1.1[no object, with adverbial]Perform (well or badly) at an interview.
      • ‘They interview well and everything, and then when they come to writing, it is like, and duh…’
      • ‘You should consider attending an information session if you plan to interview well.’
      • ‘He had the grades and the references from his school, and according to his teachers he would interview well.’
      • ‘If he interviews well with prospective teams and shows a penchant for receiving out of the backfield, he'll go high in the draft.’

Origin

Early 16th century (formerly also as enterview): from French entrevue, from s'entrevoir see each other, from voir to see, on the pattern of vue a view.

Pronunciation:

interview

/ˈɪntəvjuː/