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


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

Other Words from revise


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

Choose the Right Synonym for 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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Goodman phoned back to revise and extend his remarks. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 6 Jan. 2022 As the calendar rolls forward into 2022, this is the perfect time to revisit, revise, and improve rules and policies around stablecoins. Sean Stein Smith, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 City officials are pushing to open those neighborhoods up for facilities with up to 12 children, as well as revise where larger child care centers can operate in other areas. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, 9 Nov. 2021 Dynamic goals need to be accessible and team members need to be able to revisit, revise, and review their priorities. Sesil Pir, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 Associate Principal Norman Bell went on to elaborate that students are encouraged to retake/revise tests, quizzes, papers, projects and have a 10-day window to do so from the date the grade is posted. Fox News, 1 Oct. 2021 Coppola’s continued mission to recut, revise, and rerelease his previous films suggests a dissatisfaction that might be either a personal eccentricity or related to the discontent that characterizes our current Walpurgisnacht. Armond White, National Review, 29 Sep. 2021 Refresh emergency contact lists based on where staff is located, revise floor plans and share important safety information in new places — both in offices and digitally. Todd Piett, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 Muldrow does what Black artists have always done uniquely well — signify upon, revise and refigure a theme, expanding an existing form through a clever new one. New York Times, 11 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In a letter sent last week, Senators Dianne Feinstein of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Michael Bennet of Colorado joined Republicans in asking the department to revise them. New York Times, 13 May 2022 Test your plan frequently, and revise it as needed to address concerns or weaknesses that are identified when the plan is tested. Edward Segal, Forbes, 3 May 2022 Zandon gives him the chance to revise his reputation in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 5 May 2022 Surveying your employees' engagement can significantly uncover patterns and trends pointing to a need to revise specific operational areas. Mark Heymann, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2022 To kick off 2022, the FTC held a press conference with the Department of Justice announcing plans to revise their vertical– and horizontal-merger guidelines. Andy Jung, National Review, 23 Feb. 2022 Trump has suggested that a recent bipartisan push to revise the process of counting electoral votes by Congress was proof that Pence had the power to change the results. Shawna Mizelle, CNN, 9 Feb. 2022 The Jackson administration and City Council supported a dramatic redevelopment of the East Bank of the Flats, but efforts to revise the downtown lakefront lagged. Steven Litt, cleveland, 22 Dec. 2021 Kellom was rebuffed in her initial attempts to revise the lines, and Black lawmakers from the city held a press conference accusing the group of silencing Kellom, and by extension, residents in the city. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, 5 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of revise


1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1545, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for 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

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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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