revise

noun
re·​vise | \ ˈrē-ˌvīz How to pronounce revise (audio) , ri-ˈvīz\

Definition of revise

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

revise

verb
re·​vise | \ ri-ˈvīz How to pronounce revise (audio) \
revised; revising

Definition of revise (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to look over again in order to correct or improve revise a manuscript
b British : to study again : review
2a : 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

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Other Words from revise

Verb

revisable \ ri-​ˈvī-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce revisable (audio) \ adjective
reviser or revisor \ ri-​ˈvī-​zər How to pronounce revisor (audio) \ noun

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Verb

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

Examples of revise in a Sentence

Noun

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

Verb

We have to revise our plans because of the delays. I would like to revise my estimate.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Nine paragraphs of new language were added to a 2012 revise. Jim Drummond, Orange County Register, "Political Perspectives: Placentia-Yorba Linda school district updates policies for nondiscrimination, harrasment," 31 Mar. 2017 Faulconer’s initial budget proposed a 31 percent cut to $10.4 million, but his May revise softened that to a 15 percent cut to $12.8 million. David Garrick, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego may boost police, arts in final budget adopted Monday," 2 June 2017 More Politics -- Republicans’ hopes for a revise of the Senate health bill by today are fading, with no quick fix in sight. latimes.com, "Today: Under Trump, Grandma Is Not Close Family," 30 June 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Officials initially said the change would cost companies a total of $50 million retroactively, though Alper, in a phone interview this week, revised that estimate to about $25 million. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, "3 oil companies are suing the state, saying a reinterpretation of Alaska tax law cost them millions," 13 June 2018 Officers brought Hergenrader back to the Beaverton Municipal Court, where the judge revised his sentence to 230 days in jail. Everton Bailey Jr., OregonLive.com, "Man runs out of Beaverton court to avoid jail, ends up getting more jail time," 30 May 2018 Later, after the health-care measure was defeated on the Senate floor, that was revised so that the recess was reduced by just one week. Laura Litvan, Bloomberg.com, "McConnell Cancels Senate’s August Recess, Citing Nominee Backlog," 5 June 2018 That night, he was supposed to be revising for his A-levels. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Royal Reporter Katie Nicholl on Harry and Meghan's Next Chapter," 8 Apr. 2019 The Labor Department reported on Friday that the U.S. economy added 196,000 jobs in March—more than the 175,000 economists predicted—and also revised January and February figures upward by a net 14,000 jobs. Justin Lahart, WSJ, "Stock Investors Should Love This Jobs Report," 5 Apr. 2019 Keep reading to learn why the AAP revised their guidelines, plus more water safety tips for babies. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "This Is the Age Your Kids Should Start Swimming Lessons," 3 Apr. 2019 It was patented in 1904, then revised and re-patented in 1924. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "32 Women Who’ve Changed Life As We Know It," 31 Mar. 2019 Like other states, Kansas faced the issue of revising its income tax code because it is tied to the federal tax code. John Hanna, The Seattle Times, "Kansas’ new Democratic governor vetoes GOP tax relief bill," 25 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of revise

Noun

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1545, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for revise

Verb

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

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The first known use of revise was in 1545

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revise

verb

English Language Learners Definition of revise

: to make changes especially to correct or improve (something)
British : to study (something) again

revise

verb
re·​vise | \ ri-ˈvīz How to pronounce revise (audio) \
revised; revising

Kids Definition of revise

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

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