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

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

Back in January of 2017, the United States Army revised its grooming and appearance regulations, lifting a ban on female soldiers wearing their hair in locs, which was a celebrated triumph in redefining antiquated beauty norms. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "In a Historic Move, New York City Bans Discrimination Based on Hair," 19 Feb. 2019 Clever designers took the best parts of leggings and brilliantly revised them with trouser detailing (like a zipper, pocket, and crisp cuts at the ankle). Leah Melby Clinton, Marie Claire, "How to Wear Leggings to Work This Fall," 28 Aug. 2018 Per Deutsche Welle, that momentum helped push the European Parliament to adopt a resolution earlier this year calling for the European Commission to look at daylight saving and come up with proposals for revising it. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "The EU Mulls Ditching Daylight Saving Time," 9 July 2018 Publication of the data has been suspended until it can be revised. Beth J. Harpaz, The Christian Science Monitor, "Data showing 'Trump slump' in tourism may not be accurate," 11 Apr. 2018 That support page has now been revised to reflect that iCloud should work fine on the latest version. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Apple fixes iCloud to work better with Windows 10 October Update," 27 Nov. 2018 The bill was later revised to $43,000 to include modifications and repairs required in the office. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, "How Scott Pruitt Blew It: A List of Scandals That Led to the EPA Chief's Resignation," 5 July 2018 While the jobless rate is at historic lows, when adjusted for inflation, May’s rate of 2.9 percent was revised up to 3.1 percent. Phillip Molnar, sandiegouniontribune.com, "San Diego County economy slows in May," 28 June 2018 But the bid was eventually revised to give price a much smaller impact on the outcome. Jason Hancock, kansascity, "Democrats say Parson should fire his COO, cancel contract that is a ‘shady deal’," 18 June 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)
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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