[ ri-vahyz ]
/ rɪˈvaɪz /
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verb (used with object), re·vised, re·vis·ing.
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.
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Origin of revise
First recorded in 1560–70; from Latin revīsere “to look back at, revisit,” frequentative of revidēre “to see again”; see review
OTHER WORDS FROM revisere·vis·a·ble, re·vis·i·ble, adjectivere·vis·a·bil·i·ty [ri-vahy-zuh-bil-i-tee], /rɪˌvaɪ zəˈbɪl ɪ ti/, nounre·vis·er, re·vi·sor, nounpre·re·vise, verb (used with object), pre·re·vised, pre·re·vis·ing.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH reviseredact, revise
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How to use revise in a sentence
The terms of this tariff were to be revisable after the lapse of ten years.A Vindication of England's Policy with Regard to the Opium Trade|Charles Reginald Haines
British Dictionary definitions for revise
/ (rɪˈvaɪz) /
(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
Derived forms of reviserevisable, adjectiverevisal, nounreviser, noun
Word Origin for revise
C16: from Latin revīsere to look back at, from re- + vīsere to inspect, from vidēre to see; see review, visit
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