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

After Justice Allen Loughry’s resignation, the state Senate wants to revisit an Oct. 11 order halting the Legislature’s efforts to impeach three justices as a violation of the separate of power doctrine. John Raby, The Seattle Times, "Impeachment focus back on W.Va. court after justice resigns," 13 Nov. 2018 But with the explosion in online shopping, lawyers for South Dakota and 41 other states urged the high court to revisit the question and to overturn the Quill decision. David G. Savage,, "States stand to pocket billions as Supreme Court rules internet businesses must collect sales taxes," 21 June 2018 Recently, in the wake of the #MeToo movement, many people have been revisiting the scandal, including Lewinsky herself. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "Bill Clinton Says He ‘Did the Right Thing’ During the Monica Lewinsky Scandal," 4 June 2018 The group is revisiting the book in honor of its 10th anniversary. Robert Knox,, "Theater produces student’s play on Hitler’s young soldiers," 11 May 2018 The Southern Nevada Health District facility advisory board is revisiting the use of such alerts. Fox News, "Vegas hospital advisory after mass shooting draws scrutiny," 2 Apr. 2018 Those rulings threw into question hundreds of decisions the officials made while in the posts and forced the agency to revisit them. Byron Tau, WSJ, "Justice Department Poised to Issue Legal Opinion Supporting Whitaker Appointment," 12 Nov. 2018 Since the declassification, a group of civilian researchers revisited the incident and confirmed the military’s suspicions: Solar effects were to blame. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "How the Sun Set Off Dozens of Mines During the Vietnam War," 9 Nov. 2018 For this study, the Italian researchers revisited that assumption and attempted to determine if pure water ice was consistent with the radar data. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Possible lake spotted under a polar ice cap—on Mars," 25 July 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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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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