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.

Origin of revise

1560–70; < Latin revīsere to look back at, revisit, frequentative of revidēre to see again; see review
Related formsre·vis·a·ble, re·vis·i·ble, adjectivere·vis·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·vis·er, re·vi·sor, nounpre·re·vise, verb (used with object), pre·re·vised, pre·re·vis·ing.un·re·vised, adjectivewell-re·vised, adjective
Can be confusedredact revise

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(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 Formsrevisable, 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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Word Origin and History for revised

past participle adjective from revise. Revised Version of the Bible was done 1870-84; so called because it was a revision of the 1611 ("King James") translation, also known as the Authorized Version.



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.

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