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

Oceanside schools will see those shortfalls despite a 3.26 percent cost of living increase to state school funding, as proposed in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May revise of the California state budget. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Oceanside school board reviews budget proposal for next school year," 17 June 2019 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

Release of the draft rule last week begins a public comment process during which the pressure is sure to increase on the administration to revise the final rule with higher ethanol targets for 2020. Washington Post, "Trump escapes blame for ethanol policy hurting corn farmers," 12 July 2019 People from mortgage brokers to call-center employees will have to be educated about the mortgages, while banks, investors and servicing companies will need to revise their bookkeeping infrastructure to accommodate the new debt. Daniel Kruger, WSJ, "Fed Group Proposes Adjustable-Rate Mortgages Using Libor Replacement," 11 July 2019 But advocates have argued Walsh’s proposal to revise the Trust Act does not go far enough. Milton J. Valencia, BostonGlobe.com, "Advocates say Boston’s policies don’t do enough to keep police out of immigration matters," 11 July 2019 The assessor has the authority to revise the assessment going back three years, and property owners can be billed for back taxes in such cases, Smith added. Hal Dardick, chicagotribune.com, "Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts’ property tax appeal under investigation after Tribune finds assessment problem," 9 July 2019 At the time of publication, Zoom has not confirmed any plans to revise its use of local host servers. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, "A Flaw in Teleconferencing App Zoom Could Have Let Hackers Access Your Webcam. Here's How to Fix it," 9 July 2019 The push to revise prices could have a far-reaching impact. Kuwar Singh, Quartz India, "A southern state has dealt India’s renewable energy industry a fresh blow," 5 July 2019 On the morning of the Ultimate Trails race, the unusually hot weather forecast led the race directors to revise the mandatory kit list. The Economist, "For women, running is still an act of defiance," 28 June 2019 Board members also want district lawyers to revise the policies to enact tougher penalties. Scott Travis, sun-sentinel.com, "Broward Schools may soon get tough on sexual harassment of students," 28 June 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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More Definitions for revise

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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