re·​vis·​it | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈvi-zət How to pronounce revisit (audio) \
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

So why not revisit the original Terminator himself for a nostalgic movie marathon that will prepare you for the upcoming Terminator: Dark Fate, hitting theaters later this year? Sydney Bucksbaum,, "What to watch next after your Stranger Things season 3 binge ends," 7 July 2019 But Rosenfield will also be revisiting those categories, with other city leaders and businesses, to see if any need to be recalibrated. Dominic Fracassa,, "SF launches sweeping review of city’s business taxes," 3 July 2019 Rather than building with concrete and steel, some tech companies are revisiting wood to help lower carbon emissions. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, "Tech companies are stepping back in time to fight climate crisis," 26 June 2019 Aperio, Music of the Americas, will revisit this bright and mesmerizing piece, in a rare performance. Houston Chronicle, "The Must List: The Wagoneers, Rubén Blades, Monsieur Periné," 13 June 2019 The council did not revisit the regulation after the commissioners vetoed it. Craig Lyons, Post-Tribune, "Lake council still considering request to rewrite shooting range ordinance," 11 June 2019 But the board, which now tilts Republican under President Trump, is revisiting the ruling and expected to reverse it. Chloe Watlington, The New Republic, "The Labor Movement’s Newest Warriors: Grad Students," 6 June 2019 In the meantime, revisit some favorite volumes from the beloved series. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "A Nancy Drew Show Is Coming to the CW, Starring Kennedy McMann," 8 May 2019 Rita Moreno is revisiting one of her most famous films. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rita Moreno Has Officially Joined Steven Spielberg's West Side Story Remake," 28 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Previous research has shown that the rodent hippocampus replays or revisits past experiences during sleep or periods of rest. Bret Stetka, Scientific American, "Our Brain Uses a Not-So-Instant Replay to Make Decisions," 27 June 2019 Vogueworld Angelina Jolie Breathes New Life Into the Summer Caftan Summer’s iconic pieces are always worth a revisit and nothing says warm weather quite like a caftan. Vogue, "Angelina Jolie Breathes New Life Into the Summer Caftan," 24 June 2019 In another revisit of the tumultuous 2016 campaign, the president repeatedly praised former Republican primary rivals Sens. Camilo Montoya-galvez, Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "Revisiting 2016 campaign, Trump launches reelection bid in Florida," 19 June 2019 Some of the best episodes served as better revisits of previous installments. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "We Want You to Believe: 15 Episodes to Get Started With 'The X-Files'," 12 June 2015 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

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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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