- 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 revisor
The very ambrosia that the governor's wife longed for in Gogol's 'Revisor'!Virgin Soil
Ivan S. Turgenev
The success of this play was rivalled by Gogol's comedy, "The Revisor."A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year
The Revisor is the second comic masterpiece of the Russian stage.An Outline of Russian Literature
They march in file to the hotel where the supposed Revisor lodges.Lectures on Russian Literature
In this case the necessary preliminary of submitting an inventory to a revisor had evidently been complied with.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 3
Henry Charles Lea
- (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 revisor
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.