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.
- 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.
- redact, revise
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How to use revise in a sentence
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Dean Obeidallah | June 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pakistan needs to revisit, revise and improve its foreign relations to ask for support if needed.
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 | Daniel Bosch | April 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Senate voted on Thursday to revise its rules governing filibusters.Senate Democrats Didn’t Go Far Enough to Kill the Filibuster | Dean Obeidallah | November 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A convention of delegates to revise the constitution of New York met at Albany.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
But my limited experience of the Mahajan of Champaran has made me revise the accepted opinion about his 'blighting influence.'Third class in Indian railways | Mahatma Gandhi
He had great faith in the opinions of his little helper, and was always ready to revise his own judgment if hers contradicted it.In the Onyx Lobby | Carolyn Wells
The results will surprise them, and they will quickly be forced to revise their methods of treating illness.The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society | Upton Sinclair
The London publishers of the Yankee were keenly anxious to revise the text for their English readers.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete | Albert Bigelow Paine
British Dictionary definitions for revise
(tr) to change, alter, or amend: to 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
- revisable, adjective
- revisal, noun
- reviser, noun
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