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

Within this overall category of business investment, spending on equipment was revised to estimated growth of 3.5%, up sharply from an earlier 0.4% estimate. James Freeman, WSJ, "Tax Cut Working Better Than Advertised," 28 Nov. 2018 Following those reviews, Customs and Border Protection revised policies and made major changes to training. Colleen Long, The Seattle Times, "Clash with migrants spotlights force at the border," 28 Nov. 2018 Arkham Horror’s revised design, in fact, comes across as a hodgepodge of influences, including Fantasy Flight’s own Mansions of Madness, Eldritch Horror, and even the recent Fallout board game. Charlie Theel, Ars Technica, "Arkham Horror Third Edition: The classic Lovecraft adventure returns," 24 Nov. 2018 In 2010, the Department of Justice revised the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, changing the accessibility standards for playgrounds. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Why cities need accessible playgrounds," 20 July 2018 Voting Rights: Congress could nullify Shelby County v. Holder by revising the Voting Rights Act pre-clearance authority. Gregory Koger, Vox, "How a Democratic Congress can push back against the Supreme Court," 12 Nov. 2018 The federal Department of Labor began an revising overtime rules under the Obama administration in 2016. Benjamin Romano, The Seattle Times, "Washington considers raising 42-year-old standard on who gets overtime pay," 26 Oct. 2018 However, Rossello's administration has not made public a government emergency response plan that officials revised after Hurricane Maria. Danica Coto, Fox News, "Puerto Rico unveils new emergency preparations after Maria," 12 Sep. 2018 The measurements have been calculated and revised regularly since the late 1980s, providing the most definitive proof yet that the planet is staying roughly the same size. Meg Neal, Popular Mechanics, "We’ve Been Wrong Before: The Expanding Earth Theory," 3 Aug. 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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