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 This is the second draft, revised after Ivey asked Mackey to hold off voting on one created last year in order to consider the math standards in states whose students scored highly on the NAEP. al, "Alabama school officials confront state’s dead-last math scores," 15 Nov. 2019 Thursday’s report revised the September job gains upward to 1,600. Pioneer Press, Twin Cities, "MN adds 7,400 jobs in October; unemployment rate steady at 3.2 percent," 14 Nov. 2019 Also new is the sampling technique, revised to reach water literally outside the house, said Cox, who is director of environmental health for Macomb County. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Lead in your home's water? 2 items around your house could help you find out," 14 Nov. 2019 Elders fluent in northern and southern Haida dialects revised dialogue and coached actors in pronunciation. Julian Brave Noisecat, The New Yorker, "Can Film Save Indigenous Languages?," 14 Nov. 2019 But the company later revised MCAS to deploy at lower airspeed, and with greater force — yet left it with just a single sensor for activation. Alec Macgillis, ProPublica, "“I Will Never Let Boeing Forget Her”," 11 Nov. 2019 On Tuesday, the House released a transcript of Sondland’s revised testimony, in which Sondland admitted to such a quid pro quo. John Mccormack, National Review, "Why Is Lindsey Graham Clinging to the ‘No Quid Pro Quo’ Defense?," 8 Nov. 2019 The school started a football team, revised its mission and laid off faculty and staff to cut costs. Robert Massa, The Conversation, "Here’s why colleges are being forced to close their doors - and what they can do to stay open," 7 Nov. 2019 In the 2015 Agreement (which went into effect in 2016), countries agreed to aim to cut their emissions by some self-determined amount by either 2025 or 2030, and to keep revising those goals every five years until then. Alejandra Borunda, National Geographic, "Sea level will rise for centuries. We can control how much and how fast.," 4 Nov. 2019

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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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revises. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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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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