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

Now, the risk of revisiting that trauma by publicizing the list’s names threatens to wreak havoc on Latvian society, as well as the future of Latvian democracy – which some worry may have been the Soviets’ intent in the first place. Gordon F. Sander, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why a nearly 30-year-old list of names is roiling modern Latvia," 12 July 2018 But really, the packed room of 60 Maguire students is busy revisiting the craziness that was their Saturday in San Antonio. Andrew Joseph, For The Win, "How Loyola inspired an epic NCAA hoax: Inside Maguire University's party at the Final Four," 2 Apr. 2018 In interviews, the artist has talked of growing up the son of theater people, waiting in the wings as the troupe rehearsed, repeating the same words and gestures, revisiting the same narrative again and again. Charles Desmarais, San Francisco Chronicle, "Scenes of a privileged paradise that can never be in Ragnar Kjartansson’s ‘Western Culture’," 25 May 2018 This weekend the park will host a Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration revisiting the original 1993 film that sparked it all. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "'Jurassic Park' ride going extinct at Universal Studios Hollywood as new ‘World’ beckons," 10 May 2018 In 2016, Netflix premiered a documentary revisiting Knox’s case. Samantha Cooney, Time, "Amanda Knox on Her New Show, #MeToo and Life After Prison," 2 May 2018 That opened the door to lawmakers revisiting the CFPB's decision with a simple party-line majority vote. David Lazarus,, "Trump and GOP lawmakers are making it easier for auto dealers to racially discriminate," 24 Apr. 2018 This is the eighth article in a series revisiting one Friday the 13th movie every Friday the 13th. Scott Meslow, GQ, "Friday the 13th," 13 Apr. 2018 Affirmative action, a heated issue, has been revisited by the U.S. Supreme Court several times since since the 1970s. Monica Rodriguez, Fortune, "Obama-Era Guidelines on Using Race in College Admissions Decisions To Be Reversed by Trump Administration," 3 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 The exhibition’s photographs are worth a revisit — check out haute couture and evening dresses in the slideshow ahead. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Revisit Ebony’s Historic Celebration of Black Women," 27 Oct. 2017 But what Georgia has been able to do recruiting elite quarterbacks is worth a quick revisit. Jeff Sentell, ajc, "BREAKING: Nation’s No. 1 prospect Justin Fields has made his decision," 6 Oct. 2017 The book revisits stage designs like Christian Dior’s spring/summer 2013 show at the Musée Rodin, where Betak hung a sprawling garden from the ceiling. Rozanne Els, The Cut, "See Breathtaking Runways by Alexandre de Betak," 3 Oct. 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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