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Definition of interview verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    interview

     verb
    verb
    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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  1. 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. 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. 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. 4[transitive] interview somebody (about something) to ask someone questions at a private meeting The police are waiting to interview the injured man.
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    noun [uncountable] The research involves in-depth interviewing. interviewing techniques
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