- 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
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Examples from the Web for reviser
The reviser of the plate-proofs must watch carefully for such cases.The Building of a Book
The hand of the adapter, the interpolator and the reviser is unmistakably present.The Truth About Jesus is He a Myth?
M. M. Mangasarian
The notes too, have, for the most part, been added by the reviser.The Fables of La Fontaine
Jean de la Fontaine
No reviser needs to put any indications for nuance and shading in Beethoven.Violin Mastery
Frederick H. Martens
Guerrazzi writes in prison, from prison sends to the printers, and the Minister acts as reviser.
- (tr) to change, alter, or amendto revise one's opinion
- British to reread (a subject or notes on it) so as to memorize it, esp in preparation for an examination
- (tr) to prepare a new version or edition of (a previously printed work)
- the act, process, or result of revising; revision
Word Origin and History for reviser
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.