revise

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noun

re·​vise ˈrē-ˌvīz How to pronounce revise (audio)
ri-ˈvīz
1
: an act of revising : revision
2
: a printing proof that incorporates changes marked in a previous proof

revise

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verb

re·​vise ri-ˈvīz How to pronounce revise (audio)
revised; revising

transitive verb

1
a
: to look over again in order to correct or improve
revise a manuscript
b
British : to study again : review
2
a
: to make a new, amended, improved, or up-to-date version of
revise a dictionary
b
: to provide with a new taxonomic arrangement
revising the alpine ferns
revisable adjective
reviser noun
or revisor
Choose the Right Synonym for revise

correct, rectify, emend, remedy, redress, amend, reform, revise mean to make right what is wrong.

correct implies taking action to remove errors, faults, deviations, defects.

correct your spelling

rectify implies a more essential changing to make something right, just, or properly controlled or directed.

rectify a misguided policy

emend specifically implies correction of a text or manuscript.

emend a text

remedy implies removing or making harmless a cause of trouble, harm, or evil.

set out to remedy the evils of the world

redress implies making compensation or reparation for an unfairness, injustice, or imbalance.

redress past social injustices

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

amend a law

, reform implying drastic change

plans to reform the court system

, and revise suggesting a careful examination of something and the making of necessary changes.

revise the schedule

Example Sentences

Noun that paper needs one more revise, and then I think it's ready to turn in Verb We have to revise our plans because of the delays. I would like to revise my estimate.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The Man, which the panel recommended the city revise or add narrative to, was spray painted about 12:30 p.m., according to a Chicago Police Department spokesperson. Maddie Ellis, Chicago Tribune, 10 Oct. 2022 Review and revise plans regularly, but strike a balance between change and constancy. Agur Jõgi, Forbes, 10 Aug. 2022 And so novelists revise novels, endlessly, necessarily, on the way to completing them, which is to say by accepting their problems and moving on. New York Times, 12 July 2022 Goodman phoned back to revise and extend his remarks. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 6 Jan. 2022 As the calendar rolls forward into 2022, this is the perfect time to revisit, revise, and improve rules and policies around stablecoins. Sean Stein Smith, Forbes, 3 Jan. 2022 City officials are pushing to open those neighborhoods up for facilities with up to 12 children, as well as revise where larger child care centers can operate in other areas. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, 9 Nov. 2021 Dynamic goals need to be accessible and team members need to be able to revisit, revise, and review their priorities. Sesil Pir, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 Associate Principal Norman Bell went on to elaborate that students are encouraged to retake/revise tests, quizzes, papers, projects and have a 10-day window to do so from the date the grade is posted. Fox News, 1 Oct. 2021
Verb
Dubai International Airport passenger numbers surpassed pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels in the third quarter of 2022, the airport’s chief executive said, causing the airport to revise its annual forecast by another 1 million passengers. Malak Harb, ajc, 22 Nov. 2022 At this point in 2021, figuring out the San Fernando Valley meant finding a way to revise the draft map that was proposed by the citizens redistricting commission. Times Staff, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2022 Congress hasn’t taken up legislation to revise the bankruptcy code despite bipartisan support for the idea. Gabriel T. Rubin, WSJ, 17 Nov. 2022 Coinciding with the creation of the Juneteenth federal holiday last year, Merkley and Representative Nikema Williams, Democrat of Georgia, reintroduced legislation to revise the 13th Amendment to end the slavery exception. Aaron Morrison, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Nov. 2022 Most California employers will have to update their employee handbooks to incorporate the new bereavement leave mandate, either to adopt such a policy in the first instance or to revise their existing bereavement leave policy. Dan Eaton, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Nov. 2022 Bonds has promised to work on legislation to revise the housing authority; last month, the council passed an emergency bill introduced by Silverman to quickly impose new training requirements on the D.C. Housing Authority’s board members. Michael Brice-saddler, Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2022 Staff then sits down with developers and architects to revise plans. Brian J. Rogal, Chicago Tribune, 2 Nov. 2022 But Alaskans face another important choice at the ballot box this year, one that is brought before them every decade but has earned new weight in recent months: whether to hold a constitutional convention to revise the state’s founding documents. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 31 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

Middle French reviser, from Latin revisere to look at again, frequentative of revidēre to see again, from re- + vidēre to see — more at wit

First Known Use

Noun

1591, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1545, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of revise was in 1545

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Cite this Entry

“Revise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revise. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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revise 1 of 2

verb

re·​vise ri-ˈvīz How to pronounce revise (audio)
revised; revising
1
: to look over again in order to correct or improve
revise a book report
2
: to make a new, corrected, improved, or up-to-date version or arrangement of
revise a dictionary
reviser noun
or revisor
-ˈvī-zər

revise

2 of 2

noun

re·​vise ˈrē-ˌvīz How to pronounce revise (audio)
ri-ˈvīz
: an act of revising : revision

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