- To revise is to reconsider or change something.
- When you change your opinion on something, this is an example of a situation where you revise your opinion.
- When you make changes to a short story you wrote, this is an example of a situation where you revise your story.
- to read over carefully and correct, improve, or update where necessary: to revise a manuscript, a revised edition of a book
- to change or amend: to revise tax rates
Origin: Fr reviser from Classical Latin revisere from re-, back plush visere, to survey, frequentative of videre, to see: see vision
- a revising or a revised form of something; revision
- Printing a proof taken after corrections have been made, for looking over or correcting again
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transitive verb re·vised, re·vis·ing, re·vis·es
- To prepare a newly edited version of (a text).
- To reconsider and change or modify: I have revised my opinion of him. See Synonyms at correct.
Origin: Latin revīsere, to visit again, look at again : re-, re- + vīsere, frequentative of vidēre, to see; see review.
- re·visˈa·ble adjective
- re·visˈer, re·viˈsor noun