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 Every 180 days, by law, the U.S. Trade Representatives office reviews whether to continue or revise its list of tariffs. al, "Mobile squares off with the feds over Airbus tariffs," 27 June 2020 The council is expected to also revise Japan’s basic defense plan later this year to update the missile defense program and scale up the country’s defense posture. Washington Post, "Japan confirms its scrapping US missile defense system," 25 June 2020 The bloc aims to revise the list of countries allowed to enter every two weeks based on developments, with new countries joining or possibly even denied access to Europe depending on the spread of the disease. USA TODAY, "As Europe borders reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, US citizens may be excluded," 25 June 2020 The bloc aims to revise the list of countries allowed to enter every two weeks based on developments, with new countries joining or possibly even denied access to Europe depending on the spread of the disease. Lorne Cook, Anchorage Daily News, "Europe is reopening its borders, but US citizens are likely to be banned," 24 June 2020 Blowing out Interstate 10 with the cruise control locked on 55 mph, the range predictor has decided to revise its estimate. Barry Winfield, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1997 General Motors EV1 Proves to Be the Start of Something Big," 24 June 2020 The Greater Clark County Schools board unanimously voted Tuesday to revise the first semester calendar of the 2020-2021 school year. David J. Kim, The Courier-Journal, "Greater Clark County Schools revises first semester calendar, releases return plans," 24 June 2020 The West African regional bloc urged Mali to form a unity government and revise the results of parliamentary elections to end the standoff between the president and opposition parties. Katarina Hoije, Bloomberg.com, "West Africa Bloc Urges Mali to Solve Political Standoff," 23 June 2020 Weeks of Black Lives Matter protests following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, however, have prompted some companies to revise their internal policies. NBC News, "From Amazon to JPMorgan, here's the list of companies honoring Juneteenth," 19 June 2020

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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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Cite this Entry

“Revise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revise. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for revise

revise

verb
How to pronounce revise (audio)

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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