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revise

noun re·vise \ ˈrē-ˌvīz , ri-ˈvīz \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of revise

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

Examples of revise in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of revise

1591


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revise

verb re·vise \ ri-ˈvīz \

Definition of revise

revised; revising
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

revisable

play \ri-ˈvī-zə-bəl\ adjective

reviser

or revisor play \ri-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.

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Origin and Etymology 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

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

REVISE Defined for English Language Learners

revise

verb

Definition of revise for English Language Learners

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

  • : to study (something) again


REVISE Defined for Kids

revise

verb re·vise \ ri-ˈvīz \

Definition of revise for Students

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


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