- 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 revise
Considering Beyonce was just named the most powerful celebrity in the world, Watters may want to revise his definition.New York City's Professional Bridesmaid; Fox News Creates 'Beyonce Voters' Demographic
The Fashion Beast Team
July 2, 2014
Obeidi explained that Gordon truly did revise the script in many—not all—places flagged by MPAC.For Muslims, Howard Gordon’s ‘Tyrant’ Is a Step in the Right Direction
June 24, 2014
Pakistan needs to revisit, revise and improve its foreign relations to ask for support if needed.Fighting The Talibanization Of Pakistan
Dr. Mona Kazim Shah
June 14, 2014
To revise, as they do, the landay tradition, once the sole purview of man, is to risk death.Beauty and Subversion in the Secret Poems of Afghan Women
April 6, 2014
The Senate voted on Thursday to revise its rules governing filibusters.Senate Democrats Didn’t Go Far Enough to Kill the Filibuster
November 22, 2013
In the face of this statement Mr. Hadley would do well to revise his figures.The Railroad Question
You look in upon me in the evening, and we'll revise it together.
We revise this latter part, and we say "for they shall be gods."Sex=The Unknown Quantity
He suggested that perhaps I might revise the parts in the light of the whole.Mind and Motion and Monism
George John Romanes
Paul began to revise his opinion as to the probable character of his associates.Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
- (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 revise
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.