revisit

verb
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

revisit

noun

Definition of revisit (Entry 2 of 2)

: a second or subsequent visit

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Examples of revisit in a Sentence

Verb 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 Most notably, the recent and not-so-recent past was revisited again and again, not to exploit simple nostalgia but to illuminate present-day realities that hovered over nearly every movie - whether fiction or nonfiction, polemic or pure escapism. Ann Hornaday, Houston Chronicle, "Movies grapple with a thorny present by revisiting the past at the Toronto International Film Fest," 16 Sep. 2019 While much slower to recover from the hurricanes than the main island, renewed Vieques and Culebra are ready for revisiting, and ferry tickets can (finally) be purchased in advance online. Kathleen Squires, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Expect Traveling in Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico," 20 Aug. 2019 Further south, revisit life in medieval Germany in orange-roofed Nördlingen, which has seemingly kept the past few centuries outside its circular city walls. National Geographic, "Castles, vineyards, and fairy-tale villages: Drive the Romantic Road," 14 Aug. 2019 After the 2019 edition on Virginia Key drew the ire of attendees and local residents, the City Commission revisited the downtown license and reinstated the license persuant to new agreements. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Ultra Music Festival Announces New Miami 2020 Dates in Classic Downtown Location," 1 Aug. 2019 Our initial decision to remove ‘Old Town Road’ from the Hot Country Songs chart could be revisited as these factors evolve. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, "What ain’t country about ‘Old Town Road’?," 12 Apr. 2019 Most notably, the recent and not-so-recent past was revisited again and again, not to exploit simple nostalgia but to illuminate present-day realities that hovered over nearly every movie - whether fiction or nonfiction, polemic or pure escapism. Ann Hornaday, Houston Chronicle, "Movies grapple with a thorny present by revisiting the past at the Toronto International Film Fest," 16 Sep. 2019 In looking back on her past roles, actress Lucy Lawless, who starred in the fantasy series for nearly six years starting in 1995, revisited that war cry during her appearance on PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Lucy Lawless explains — and demonstrates — how she came up with Xena’s war cry," 31 Aug. 2019 Treasury is revisiting the idea as long-term yields have breached record lows. Washington Post, "Why U.S. Ponders Going Long on ‘Methuselah’ Debt: QuickTake Q&A," 18 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The docu-series revisits the 1986 killing of Jennifer Levin by prep school student Robert Chambers, promising new scrutiny of evidence and how gender and status affected the crime’s perception. Lynn Elber, chicagotribune.com, "Fall preview: 19 new TV shows coming from Apple TV Plus, HBO and more," 6 Sep. 2019 The docu-series revisits the 1986 killing of Jennifer Levin by prep school student Robert Chambers, promising new scrutiny of evidence and how gender and status affected the crime’s perception. Washington Post, "Fall brings new shows, streamers, chance of bigger TV tabs," 5 Sep. 2019 By contrast, Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation focuses not on the music—some skin-prickling performances do get a revisit—but on the audience, the execution, and the politics: Woodstock as a social object. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Why Woodstock Can Never Happen Again," 6 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of revisit

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

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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More Definitions for revisit

revisit

verb
How to pronounce revisit (audio)

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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