interview interview 2 verb [intransitive, transitive]
1. HUMAN RESOURCES to ask someone questions in a formal meeting in order to find out if they are suitable for a job:

• She was appointed without any other candidates being interviewed.

• I've been interviewing all afternoon.

interview somebody for something

• We interviewed twelve people for the job.

2. to ask someone, for example a politician, questions about their views or actions on television, for a newspaper etc:

• The chairman refused to be interviewed.

3. MARKETING to ask someone questions about a product or service, to find out how it can be improved or the best way to advertise it:

• A sample of 200 women were interviewed.

— interviewer noun [countable] :

• The interviewer should not ask about your marital status.

• her reputation as a tough political interviewer

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interviewer UK US /ˈɪntəvjuːər/ noun [C]
HR, WORKPLACE the person who asks the questions in an interview to find out if someone is suitable for a job or course: »

A good interviewer would not lead the candidate to the desirable answer.

MARKETING the person who asks the questions in an interview about a product or service, to find out what someone thinks about it: »

There are certain techniques to being a successful telephone interviewer.

COMMUNICATIONS the person who asks the questions in an interview for a newspaper article, television show, etc.: »

""Half the population hates me"", he told a newspaper interviewer.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • interviewer — [ ɛ̃tɛrvjuve ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1883; de interview ♦ Soumettre (qqn) à une interview. Interviewer un homme politique. Les personnalités interviewées. interviewer intervieweur, euse [ ɛ̃tɛrvjuvɶr, øz ] n. ou interviewer n. m. • 1963,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Interviewer — In ter*view er, n. One who interviews; especially, one who obtains an interview with another for the purpose of eliciting his opinions or obtaining information for publication. [1913 Webster] It would have made him the prince of interviewers in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Interviewer — (engl., spr. interwjū er, v. interview, »Zusammenkunft«), Vertreter oder Berichterstatter einer Zeitung, der zum Zweck publizistischer Verwertung Persönlichkeiten von hervorragender Bedeutung besucht und sie über ihre Meinungen und Absichten… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Interviewer — (engl., spr. – wjūer, von interview, Unterredung), Besucher, bes. Journalist, der polit. hervortretende Persönlichkeiten besucht, um deren Anschauungen zum Zweck publizistischer Verwertung auszuforschen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • interviewer — 1869, agent noun from INTERVIEW (Cf. interview) …   Etymology dictionary

  • interviewer — [n] questioner inquirer, inquistor, interrogator, reporter, talk show host; concepts 348,356 …   New thesaurus

  • interviewer — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ experienced, good, skilled, trained ▪ A skilled interviewer will help candidates feel relaxed. ▪ radio, television, TV …   Collocations dictionary

  • interviewer */ — UK [ˈɪntə(r)ˌvjuːə(r)] / US [ˈɪntərˌvjuər] noun [countable] Word forms interviewer : singular interviewer plural interviewers someone who interviews people, especially as a job …   English dictionary

  • INTERVIEWER — v. tr. Interroger sous la forme de l’interview. Il s’est laisse interviewer …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • Interviewer — In|ter|vie|wer [... vju:ɐ, auch in...] der; s, <aus gleichbed. engl. interviewer, vgl. ↑Interview> jmd., der mit jmdm. ein Interview macht …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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