- 1 [transitive, intransitive] interview (someone) (for a job, etc.) to talk to someone and ask them questions at a formal meeting to find out if they are suitable for a job, course of study, etc. Which position are you being interviewed for? We interviewed ten people for the job.
- 2 [intransitive] interview (for a job, etc.) to talk to someone and answer questions at a formal meeting to get a job, a place in a course of study, etc. The Web site gives you tips on interviewing for colleges. If you don't interview well you are unlikely to get the job.
- 3 [transitive] to ask someone questions about their life, opinions, etc., especially on the radio or television or for a newspaper or magazine interview somebody about something Next week, I will be interviewing Spielberg about his latest movie. interview somebody The senator declined to be interviewed.
- 4[transitive] interview somebody (about something) to ask someone questions at a private meeting The police are waiting to interview the injured man.
- noun [uncountable] The research involves in-depth interviewing. interviewing techniques
NAmE//ˈɪntərˌvyu//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they interview
he / she / it interviews
past simple interviewed
-ing form interviewing
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