[ ri-vahyz ]
/ rɪˈvaɪz /

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

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British Dictionary definitions for reviser


/ (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

revisable, 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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