revise

noun
re·vise | \ˈrē-ˌvīz, 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 \
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 \ adjective
reviser or revisor \ri-ˈvī-zər \ 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

On top of that, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission would need to radically update and revise its regulatory review process. David Roberts, Vox, "The US is rapidly losing nuclear power. That’s profoundly concerning for climate change.," 11 July 2018 Instead of investing in this new vehicle designed for deep-space crew activities, which has been under development for a decade, Russia will likely opt to continue revising the Soyuz spacecraft, which first launched 52 years ago. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Russian editor: Our space program is entering the “Dark Ages”," 9 July 2018 How children are raised – from splitting parenting duties to paying for health insurance – has changed dramatically since 1992, when Ohio last revised its child support calculations. Jessie Balmert, Cincinnati.com, "Changes are coming to child support in Ohio. What it means for your payments.," 2 July 2018 Mike was added to a revised and expanded list that September, possibly to avoid any unpleasantness at the Lee family Thanksgiving dinner. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "The First Big SCOTUS Rumor Sends Senator Mike Lee to the Bench," 28 June 2018 The grocery store chain vows to fight Raley’s also agreed to review and revise written policies on providing religious accommodations and to prohibit retaliation against employees seeking such accommodations. Sam Stanton, sacbee, "Raley's will pay clerk who said late shift before Thanksgiving was religious discrimination," 28 June 2018 Herman, the Kincaid Park-area resident who has wanted to build a garage apartment, said he and his wife plan to meet with an architect soon, now that Anchorage has revised its regulations. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska cities, facing housing crunch, encourage backyard cottages and apartment additions," 27 June 2018 Fox wants to save a version of herself that’s already been revised. Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker, "“The Tale,” a Wrenching and Wise Story About Sexual Abuse," 18 June 2018 Gay’s argument with the PGA hinged on its formula, which had been revised in the middle of his medical exemption. Joan Niesen, SI.com, "Ian Poulter Is the Most Familiar Surprise on the U.S. Open Leaderboard," 15 June 2018

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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)

: to study (something) again

revise

verb
re·vise | \ri-ˈvīz \
revised; revising

Kids Definition of revise

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

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