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revise

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to make different in some way
  • with the snow, we'll need to revise our travel plans

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2 to prepare for publication by correcting, rewriting, or updating
  • revise the article and add more up-to-date information so we can reprint it

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revise

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of revise (Entry 2 of 2)

the act, process, or result of making different
  • that paper needs one more revise, and then I think it's ready to turn in

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How does the verb revise differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of revise are amend, correct, emend, rectify, redress, reform, and remedy. While all these words mean "to make right what is wrong," revise suggests a careful examination of something and the making of necessary changes.

revise the schedule

How does the word amend relate to other synonyms for revise?

Amend, reform, and revise imply an improving by making corrective changes, amend usually suggesting slight changes.

amend a law

When might correct be a better fit than revise?

While the synonyms correct and revise are close in meaning, correct implies taking action to remove errors, faults, deviations, defects.

correct your spelling

When would emend be a good substitute for revise?

The meanings of emend and revise largely overlap; however, emend specifically implies correction of a text or manuscript.

emend a text

When is rectify a more appropriate choice than revise?

The synonyms rectify and revise are sometimes interchangeable, but rectify implies a more essential changing to make something right, just, or properly controlled or directed.

rectify a misguided policy

When is it sensible to use redress instead of revise?

In some situations, the words redress and revise are roughly equivalent. However, redress implies making compensation or reparation for an unfairness, injustice, or imbalance.

redress past social injustices

In what contexts can reform take the place of revise?

The words reform and revise can be used in similar contexts, but reform implies drastic change.

plans to reform the court system

When could remedy be used to replace revise?

Although the words remedy and revise have much in common, remedy implies removing or making harmless a cause of trouble, harm, or evil.

set out to remedy the evils of the world

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The first known use of revise was in 1545

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“Revise.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/revise. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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