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

That decision, made under vastly different circumstances, with vastly different expectations placed on cap and trade, has not been revisited since. David Roberts, Vox, "California’s cap-and-trade system may be too weak to do its job," 12 Dec. 2018 If this proposal is revisited, my organization will work even harder with statewide business groups to defeat it. Jason Lewis,, "Should the Legislature revive the push for a millionaires tax?," 5 July 2018 But there was much more to the story — and now, 25 years later, it's being revisited. Daniel Arkin /, NBC News, "Lorena Bobbitt was a late-night punchline. She's finally getting her due.," 23 June 2018 Courteney Cox, who played Monica Geller on Friends, revisited the building where the exterior of her apartment on the hit '90s show was filmed. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Courteney Cox Revisited Her Friends Apartment With a Perfect Instagram Tribute," 21 Mar. 2019 Companies therefore don’t need to make any change to contracts governing data transfers to the EU from the U.K. The U.K. parliament will revisit the government’s Brexit deal on Tuesday. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Companies Weigh Data-Privacy Risks Ahead of Brexit," 12 Mar. 2019 Listening to the stories that are already available, instead of asking other LGBTQ people to discuss and revisit their own trauma, is the best way to truly understand this epidemic. Megan Lasher, Seventeen, "What Is Conversion Therapy?," 20 Nov. 2018 Now, as fans are gearing up to revisit their favorite songs (while singing along in their living rooms of course), original cast star Kristin Chenoweth is giving viewers a sneak peek of what’s to come. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Kristin Chenoweth on Ariana Grande and "A Very Wicked Halloween"," 28 Oct. 2018 Bijan Stephen and Adi Robertson revisited the study and talk to its author. Casey Newton, The Verge, "How Facebook polarized us during the Kavanaugh hearings," 6 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 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

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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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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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