[ ri-vahyz ]
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verb (used with object),re·vised, re·vis·ing.
  1. to amend or alter: to revise one's opinion.

  2. to alter something already written or printed, in order to make corrections, improve, or update: to revise a manuscript.

  1. British. to review (previously studied materials) in preparation for an examination.

  1. an act of revising.

  2. a revised form of something; revision.

  1. Printing. a proof sheet taken after alterations have been made, for further examination or correction.

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 for revise

Other words from revise

  • re·vis·a·ble, re·vis·i·ble, adjective
  • re·vis·a·bil·i·ty [ri-vahy-zuh-bil-i-tee], /rɪˌvaɪ zəˈbɪl ɪ ti/, noun
  • re·vis·er, re·vi·sor, noun
  • pre·re·vise, verb (used with object), pre·re·vised, pre·re·vis·ing.

Words that may be confused with revise

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How to use revise in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for revise


/ (rɪˈvaɪz) /

  1. (tr) to change, alter, or amend: to revise one's opinion

  2. British to reread (a subject or notes on it) so as to memorize it, esp in preparation for an examination

  1. (tr) to prepare a new version or edition of (a previously printed work)

  1. the act, process, or result of revising; revision

Origin of revise

C16: from Latin revīsere to look back at, from re- + vīsere to inspect, from vidēre to see; see review, visit

Derived forms of revise

  • revisable, adjective
  • revisal, noun
  • reviser, noun

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