revise

noun
re·​vise | \ ˈrē-ˌvīz , 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 \
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 \ adjective
reviser or revisor \ ri-​ˈvī-​zər \ 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

The American Meteorological Society glossary revised the definition in 2000, 2014, and then again in 2015. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "What Is a Polar Vortex? The Frigid Weather Pattern Explained," 16 Jan. 2019 But if 60 percent of voters sign off on it, the amendment would revise the state constitution to prohibit both offshore oil and gas drilling and the use of e-cigarettes in indoor workplaces. Julia Belluz, Vox, "This year’s most bizarre ballot initiative? Florida’s referendum on vaping and offshore drilling.," 5 Nov. 2018 The June 4 letter, which the CMS revised on June 7 to correct the expiration date of LiveOnNY’s contract, was written during a time of upheaval in the transplant industry, which faces a perennial shortage of donor organs. Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post, "New York organ collection agency, nation’s second-largest, threatened with closure," 11 July 2018 Even writers of romance fiction are having to revise the tropes of the seductive hero. Laura Kipnis, The Cut, "Should There Be a Future for Seduction?," 10 June 2018 Shin, interrogated by the Orange County Sheriff's Department for several hours after his arrest, eventually revised his story. James Vlahos, GQ, "The Mystery of the Killer Vacation," 18 Apr. 2018 The same issue was apparent in the tests in which participants were given additional information and then given a chance to revise their opinions. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Political radicals don’t evaluate their own errors—about anything," 21 Dec. 2018 Beeler in a separate order suggested the plaintiffs might be able to revise their lawsuit to address some of her concerns. Sudhin Thanawala, The Seattle Times, "US judge tosses bulk of suit against Trump immigration move," 10 Dec. 2018 Listening and being willing to revise your beliefs is rarely rewarding in the short-term, especially give the tribal incentives of social media. David Roberts, Vox, "My advice for aspiring explainer journalists," 9 Dec. 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 \
revised; revising

Kids Definition of revise

: to make changes that correct or improve I revised my book report.

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