revise


1re·vise

noun \ˈrē-ˌvīz, ri-ˈ\

Definition of REVISE

1
:  an act of revising :  revision
2
:  a printing proof that incorporates changes marked in a previous proof

Examples of REVISE

  1. <that paper needs one more revise, and then I think it's ready to turn in>

First Known Use of REVISE

1591

Other Printing Terms

epigraph, errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, underscore, widow

2re·vise

verb \ri-ˈvīz\

: to make changes especially to correct or improve (something)

: to study (something) again

re·visedre·vis·ing

Full Definition of REVISE

transitive verb
1
a :  to look over again in order to correct or improve <revise a manuscript>
b British :  to study again :  review
2
a :  to make a new, amended, improved, or up-to-date version of <revise a dictionary>
b :  to provide with a new taxonomic arrangement <revising the alpine ferns>
intransitive verb
British :  review 1
re·vis·able \-ˈvī-zə-bəl\ adjective
re·vis·er or re·vi·sor \-ˈvī-zər\ noun

Examples of REVISE

  1. We have to revise our plans because of the delays.
  2. I would like to revise my estimate.

Origin of REVISE

Middle French reviser, from Latin revisere to look at again, frequentative of revidēre to see again, from re- + vidēre to see — more at wit
First Known Use: 1596

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