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revise

[ri-vahyz] /rɪˈvaɪz/
verb (used with object), revised, revising.
1.
to amend or alter:
to revise one's opinion.
2.
to alter something already written or printed, in order to make corrections, improve, or update:
to revise a manuscript.
3.
British. to review (previously studied materials) in preparation for an examination.
noun
4.
an act of revising.
5.
a revised form of something; revision.
6.
Printing. a proof sheet taken after alterations have been made, for further examination or correction.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin revīsere to look back at, revisit, frequentative of revidēre to see again; see review
Related forms
revisable, revisible, adjective
revisability, noun
reviser, revisor, noun
prerevise, verb (used with object), prerevised, prerevising.
unrevised, adjective
well-revised, adjective
Can be confused
redact, revise.
Synonyms
1. change; emend, correct.
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revise

/rɪˈvaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to change, alter, or amend: to revise one's opinion
2.
(Brit) to reread (a subject or notes on it) so as to memorize it, esp in preparation for an examination
3.
(transitive) to prepare a new version or edition of (a previously printed work)
noun
4.
the act, process, or result of revising; revision
Derived Forms
revisable, adjective
revisal, noun
reviser, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin revīsere to look back at, from re- + vīsere to inspect, from vidēre to see; see review, visit
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revise

v.

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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