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Definition 1: a conference (usually with someone important) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where interview or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had a consultation with the judge
  • he requested an audience with the king

Synonyms for interview in the sense of this definition

(interview is a kind of ...) a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic

Definition 2: the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where interview or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my interviews with teenagers revealed a weakening of religious bonds

(interview is a kind of ...) formal systematic questioning

(... is a kind of interview ) an interview to determine whether an applicant is suitable for a position of employment

(... is a kind of interview ) an interview conducted over the telephone

Definition 3: conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for interview in the sense of this definition

(interview is a kind of ...) carry on a conversation

Definition 4: discuss formally with (somebody) for the purpose of an evaluation - [verb of communication]

Samples where interview or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We interviewed the job candidates

(interview is a kind of ...) carry on a conversation

Definition 5: go for an interview in the hope of being hired - [verb of communication]

Samples where interview or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The job candidate interviewed everywhere

(interview is a kind of ...) carry on a conversation

(interview implies ...) ask (for something)

"He applied for a leave of absence" "She applied for college" "apply for a job"

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