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noun re·vise \ˈrē-ˌvīz, ri-ˈ\

Definition of revise

  1. 1 :  an act of revising :  revision

  2. 2 :  a printing proof that incorporates changes marked in a previous proof



verb, re·vise \ri-ˈvīz\

Simple Definition of revise

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

  • : to study (something) again

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of revise


  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to look over again in order to correct or improve <revise a manuscript> b British :  to study again :  review

  3. 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>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. British :  review 1

revisable play \-ˈvī-zə-bəl\ adjective
reviser or revisor play \-ˈvī-zər\ noun

Examples of revise in a sentence

  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

Synonym Discussion of revise

correct, rectify, emend, remedy, redress, amend, reform, revise mean to make right what is wrong. correct implies taking action to remove errors, faults, deviations, defects <correct your spelling>. rectify implies a more essential changing to make something right, just, or properly controlled or directed <rectify a misguided policy>. emend specifically implies correction of a text or manuscript <emend a text>. remedy implies removing or making harmless a cause of trouble, harm, or evil <set out to remedy the evils of the world>. redress implies making compensation or reparation for an unfairness, injustice, or imbalance <redress past social injustices>. amend, reform, revise imply an improving by making corrective changes, amend usually suggesting slight changes <amend a law>, reform implying drastic change <plans to reform the court system>, and revise suggesting a careful examination of something and the making of necessary changes <revise the schedule>.

correct, accurate, exact, precise, nice, right mean conforming to fact, standard, or truth. correct usually implies freedom from fault or error <correct answers> <socially correct dress>. accurate implies fidelity to fact or truth attained by exercise of care <an accurate description>. exact stresses a very strict agreement with fact, standard, or truth <exact measurements>. precise adds to exact an emphasis on sharpness of definition or delimitation <precise calibration>. nice stresses great precision and delicacy of adjustment or discrimination <makes nice distinctions>. right is close to correct but has a stronger positive emphasis on conformity to fact or truth rather than mere absence of error or fault <the right thing to do>.

REVISE Defined for Kids


verb re·vise \ri-ˈvīz\

Definition of revise for Students


  1. :  to make changes that correct or improve <I revised my book report.>

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