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 Muldrow does what Black artists have always done uniquely well — signify upon, revise and refigure a theme, expanding an existing form through a clever new one. New York Times, 11 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 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, 17 June 2019 Nine paragraphs of new language were added to a 2012 revise. Jim Drummond, Orange County Register, 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, 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, 30 June 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Clients are well advised to monitor legislative action regularly and begin to revise estate plans now. Leon Labrecque, Forbes, 18 May 2021 On April 13, DeGioia wrote in an update for students that the university would revise its plans in response to the new guidance from Bowser. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2021 Some Alaska cities and boroughs also run their local elections in this way, and the bill would require most of them to revise their plans. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Jan. 2021 The changes upend the plans of millions of people who were looking forward to gathering with family and friends next week and force scores to revise their travel plans at the last minute. Sylvia Hui, USA TODAY, 20 Dec. 2020 The changes upend the plans of millions of people who were looking forward to gathering family and friends next week and force scores to revise their travel plans at the last minute. Sylvia Hui, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 Dec. 2020 Government officials are imploring people to revise their Thanksgiving plans out of concern for the coronavirus. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, 12 Nov. 2020 Colley was one of a number of parents who wrote to district officials demanding Portland Public Schools revise its middle school distance learning plans. oregonlive, 23 Sep. 2020 Gese, who owns other commercial properties in the area, is reluctant to revise his plans. Dee Depass, Star Tribune, 8 Aug. 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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“Revise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revise. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for revise

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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