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 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 liberal female icon was briefly hospitalized in New York City’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in late July and underwent a nonsurgical procedure to revise a bile duct stent. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "Remembering those who died in 2020 as the year comes to an end," 29 Dec. 2020 Now thanks to the Cares Act, Antero can revise its earlier tax returns to get taxpayers to cover some of those costs. Desmond Butler, Anchorage Daily News, "How the Cares Act poured millions into corporate hands with no strings attached," 7 Oct. 2020 These findings also might revise how researchers approach other dinosaur sites. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, "Carnivorous Dinosaurs Like Allosaurus Were Cannibals," 27 May 2020 In a speech opening a new Parliament session, Suga said his government would revise laws to make anti-virus measures enforceable with penalties and compensation. Mari Yamaguchi, SFChronicle.com, "Japan’s prime minister vows Olympics will be proof of victory over virus," 18 Jan. 2021 Twitter will revise its entire performance review system to try to mitigate this dynamic, the company’s human resources chief, Jennifer Christie, told the Washington Post. Jackie Bischof, Quartz at Work, "Returning to the office in 2021 will introduce a tricky new power dynamic," 28 Dec. 2020 Under a Biden administration, the department could revise those regulations to raise taxes on some companies that operate abroad. Alan Rappeport, New York Times, "Yellen Would Assume Vast Policy Portfolio as Treasury Secretary," 24 Nov. 2020 The Biden administration will have the opportunity to revise the social cost of carbon again, accounting for the most up-to-date research and expert opinions. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, "How Biden Might Reverse Trump’s Attacks on Climate Research," 11 Nov. 2020 Republicans and some Democrats are calling to revise or revoke the law, while the powerful tech companies will probably resist major changes. New York Times, "10 Challenges Biden Faces in Righting the Economy," 19 Jan. 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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“Revise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revise. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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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