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[ri-vahyz] /rɪˈvaɪz/
verb (used with object), revised, revising.
to amend or alter:
to revise one's opinion.
to alter something already written or printed, in order to make corrections, improve, or update:
to revise a manuscript.
British. to review (previously studied materials) in preparation for an examination.
an act of revising.
a revised form of something; revision.
Printing. a proof sheet taken after alterations have been made, for further examination or correction.
Origin of revise
1560-70; < Latin revīsere to look back at, revisit, frequentative of revidēre to see again; see review
Related forms
revisable, revisible, adjective
revisability, noun
reviser, revisor, noun
prerevise, verb (used with object), prerevised, prerevising.
unrevised, adjective
well-revised, adjective
Can be confused
redact, revise.
1. change; emend, correct. Unabridged
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  • Column by column she revised her figures—and made the humiliating discovery of her first mistake.

    Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
  • But before the morning's work was finished, I revised my opinion.

    High Adventure James Norman Hall
  • The proverb, "Where there's a will there's a way" is now revised to "When there's a bill we're away."

    Toaster's Handbook Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
  • I enclose you herewith the revised draft of your marriage settlement.

    The Island Pharisees John Galsworthy
  • Its author (August, 1906) is preparing a new and revised edition.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
British Dictionary definitions for revised


(transitive) to change, alter, or amend: to revise one's opinion
(Brit) to reread (a subject or notes on it) so as to memorize it, esp in preparation for an examination
(transitive) to prepare a new version or edition of (a previously printed work)
the act, process, or result of revising; revision
Derived Forms
revisable, adjective
revisal, noun
reviser, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin revīsere to look back at, from re- + vīsere to inspect, from vidēre to see; see review, visit
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Word Origin and History for revised

past participle adjective from revise. Revised Version of the Bible was done 1870-84; so called because it was a revision of the 1611 ("King James") translation, also known as the Authorized Version.



1560s, "to look at again," from Middle French reviser (13c.), from Latin revisere "look at again, visit again, look back on," frequentative of revidere (past participle revisus), from re- "again" (see re-) + videre "to see" (see vision). Meaning "to look over again with intent to improve or amend" is recorded from 1590s. Related: Revised; revising.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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