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 With German’s Federal Statistics Office also revising Q4 2019 down to a mild drop, that means the country is now technically in a recession. David Meyer, Fortune, "The most admired Fortune 500 CEO is…," 15 May 2020 The fallout is difficult to quantify as countries extend, revise or relax measures to contain the crisis. Maria Elena Vizcaino, Bloomberg.com, "Mine Shutdowns Plague Metals Even as Some Slowly Return to Work," 15 May 2020 Educators are pleading with the department to revise or rescind the guidance. Erica L. Green, BostonGlobe.com, "DeVos funnels coronavirus relief funds to favored private and religious schools," 15 May 2020 Since fourth-quarter figures were revised to show a small contraction, Friday’s data indicates that Germany is now in recession. ... Tom Fairless And Paul Hannon, WSJ, "Germany Enters Recession but Fares Better Than Neighbors," 15 May 2020 Few ceos have been as blunt as Mr Bezos about what comes next; 45% have suspended or revised guidance. The Economist, "American corporate profits An earnings season to forget," 14 May 2020 Villanueva also discusses the topic in an NPR interview that is part of a YouTube post that includes a snippet of the original tune that Butterfield revised. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "Fact check: The tune for taps was not found in a Confederate soldier's pocket by his Union father," 14 May 2020 Turn-in is crisper, and the steering calibration has been revised to make the effort buildup more linear as cornering pressure increases. David Beard, Car and Driver, "One Year in, the 2021 Toyota Supra Adds Power, Chassis Tweaks, and a New Special Edition," 13 May 2020 Cross's plan calls for universities to revise or update their mission statements. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW System leader calls for academic cuts, layoffs, online advances to survive in post-pandemic world," 7 May 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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“Revise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revise. Accessed 2 Jun. 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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