re·​vis·​it | \(ˌ)rē-ˈvi-zət \
revisited; revisiting; revisits

Definition of revisit 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to visit again : return to revisit the old neighborhood also : to consider or take up again reluctant to revisit past disputes



Definition of revisit (Entry 2 of 2)

: a second or subsequent visit

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Examples of revisit in a Sentence


He revisited his old house. The police revisited the crime scene. The police revisited the case of the unsolved murder. The book is worth revisiting.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Jonathan Hough, an energy banker, chose to commemorate Mr. Bush on Saturday by revisiting Fuzzy’s Pizza & Cafe in west Houston, another favorite of the Bush family. Russell Gold, WSJ, "In Houston, His Adopted Home, George H.W. Bush Was Beloved," 2 Dec. 2018 Then find a schedule for revisiting your notes, for rereading your notebooks. Constance Grady, Vox, "Please give Philip Pullman back his pen," 29 Sep. 2018 Now, the future of greenhouse gas regulation is in the hands of Chief Justice Roberts, who could well change his mind about revisiting Massachusetts v. EPA. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "How the New Supreme Court Could Halt Climate Action," 12 July 2018 Second, authorities should make a regular practice of revisiting mergers a few years down the road to see if the professed claims actually were realized. David Lazarus,, "When companies say a merger will result in lower prices, try laughing in their face," 10 July 2018 After revisiting the school Saturday and spending more time with the UCF coaching staff, his decision was made. Chris Hays,, "Hagerty OL Matt Lee flips to UCF over rival USF," 26 June 2018 David Adame, president and CEO of CPLC, said the diocese showed little interest in revisiting their old church until after his organization began working with the city to redevelop the area. Megan Janetsky, azcentral, "Phoenix's historic Sacred Heart Catholic Church gets a second chance," 21 June 2018 That being said, in revisiting some of the quotes the cast and creatives gave Vanity Fair last fall for our cover story about 10 years of Marvel Studios, some compelling information about Avengers 4 comes into focus. Joanna Robinson, HWD, "Will Avengers 4 Have Alternate Realities, Miraculous Resurrections, and a Happy Ending?," 2 May 2018 Tuesday’s suit contends that the Trump administration’s justification for revisiting the Obama rules was shoddy and lacked a strong scientific rationale. New York Times, "California Sues Trump Administration Over Car Emissions Rules," 1 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

That runway show was a revisit of Lauren’s everlasting staples—classic prepster blazers, velvet column gowns, and polo shirts in fruit bowl colors. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Ralph Lauren Teams with British Skate Brand Palace," 22 Oct. 2018 That’s a big deal: A revisit of Dune would probably be a blockbuster with a huge budget and some kind of primo summer opening, making it Timmy’s bonafide mainstream debut. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "This Week in Timothée Chalamet, October 5 Edition," 5 Oct. 2018 But upon a revisit, so much of that open world is just vast, trackless wilderness intermittently dotted with NPCs and treasure chests. Andrew Cunningham, Ars Technica, "Review: Dragon Quest XI looks new but feels old," 4 Sep. 2018 Despite doing his utmost to clear his involvement of any sort in Chelsea's selling of Mohamed Salah in 2016, a revisit to reports from two years prior show Jose Mourinho was not willing to harness the potential of the Egypt international., "Old Reports Show How Jose Mourinho Is 'Rewriting History' After Snubbing Salah at Chelsea," 28 Apr. 2018 Whether Seattle revisits Kaepernick may be answered during this week's draft and if the Seahawks invest a draft pick in a quarterback for the first time since selecting Russell Wilson in the 2012 draft. Tim Booth, Houston Chronicle, "Seahawks still open to considering Colin Kaepernick, says coach Pete Carroll," 24 Apr. 2018 Now, the British Museum revisits Rodin’s legacy 100 years after his death with a major exhibition featuring over 80 original plaster, bronze and marble sculptures on loan from Paris, including The Thinker and The Kiss. Sarah Maiellano, USA TODAY, "The best European museum exhibits for spring 2018," 23 Apr. 2018 Down Memory Lane: For its anniversary year, this popular tour revisits 18 gardens featured in previous walks around this historic San Diego neighborhood. Mary James,, "Garden tours are gateways to spring," 7 Mar. 2018 Our stories covering these issues are worth a revisit. Jane Karr, New York Times, "Saying Farewell to Education Life," 3 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of revisit


15th century, in the meaning defined above


1623, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of revisit was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of revisit

: to go to (a place) again especially after a long period of time

: to think about or look at (something) again

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