- 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 revise is to reconsider or change something.
- 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 of reviseFrench reviser ; from Classical Latin revisere ; from re-, back + 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
verbre·vised, re·vis·ing, re·vis·es
- To alter or edit (a text).
- To reconsider and change or modify: I have revised my opinion of him. See Synonyms at correct.
- Chiefly British To study again (academic material, for example), as for a test; review.
- To make revisions, as in a text.
- Chiefly British To study something again; review.
- Informal An act or product of revising; a revision.
- Printing A proof made from an earlier proof on which corrections have been made.
Origin of reviseLatin revīsere, to visit again, look at again : re-, re- + vīsere, frequentative of vidēre, to see; see review.
- re·vis′er, re·vi′sor
(third-person singular simple present revises, present participle revising, simple past and past participle revised)