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 revise (audio) \ adjective
reviser or revisor \ ri-​ˈvī-​zər How to pronounce revise (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 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, "Freddie Gibbs was always weirder than we thought.," 11 Mar. 2021 During the second session from 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 13, students will receive feedback and coaching to finish, revise, and polish their essays. cleveland, "Get free help with teens’ college essay from Shaker Library: Press Run," 25 Sep. 2020 The cycle of develop, test, learn and revise has increased exponentially, and so has the need to think strategically and creatively without the luxury of time and extensive testing. Glenn Karwoski, Star Tribune, "3M and Brave New Workshop have something in common during pandemic," 22 Sep. 2020 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 The next step is for Hong Kong to revise its election laws and hold an election under them. Fox News, "China reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature," 30 Mar. 2021 City officials were given 90 days to revise the financial records and provide the data needed to complete the audit, with the state auditor's office threatening legal action if the city didn't comply. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, "Harrison mayor cites 'communication issues' as cause for unauditable financial records," 29 Mar. 2021 State constitutions are easier to revise and alter than their federal counterpart. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The Right-Wing War on State Courts," 18 Mar. 2021 In either case, remember that all business plans are easy to revise and edit over time. Allbusiness, Forbes, "4 Basic Business Tools New Entrepreneurs Need To Succeed," 17 Mar. 2021 That indicates Oregon may need to revise the registration process and ask thousands to re-enroll or provide new information, or potentially move to a different system for appointments at the convention center, the state’s largest vaccination site. oregonlive, "How will Oregonians with underlying conditions snag COVID vaccine appointments come March 29? Is the state ready for another deluge?," 17 Mar. 2021 The Fairfax County school board voted last year to revise the admissions process and eliminate a standardized test that had been a key part of the evaluation process. Matthew Barakat, ajc, "Lawsuit challenges new admissions policy at elite Va. school," 10 Mar. 2021 That same year also saw the passage of Senate Bill 230, which requires policing agencies to revise policies to provide de-escalation guidelines. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Escondido police establish de-escalation policy," 9 Mar. 2021 In one of his first actions in office, President Biden ordered the Labor Department to revise its coronavirus safety guidance for employers and to consider issuing the stronger emergency standards. Washington Post, "Watchdog launches probe into USDA handling of inspections at meatpacking plants amid coronavirus," 5 Mar. 2021

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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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16 Mar 2021

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“Revise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revise. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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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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