revise

[ri-vahyz]
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:
1560–70; < Latin revīsere to look back at, revisit, frequentative of revidēre to see again; see review

revisable, revisible, adjective
revisability, noun
reviser, revisor, noun
prerevise, verb (used with object), prerevised, prerevising.
unrevised, adjective
well-revised, adjective

redact, revise.


1. change; emend, correct.
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revise (rɪˈvaɪz)
 
vb
1.  (tr) 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.  (tr) to prepare a new version or edition of (a previously printed work)
 
n
4.  the act, process, or result of revising; revision
 
[C16: from Latin revīsere to look back at, from re- + vīsere to inspect, from vidēre to see; see review, visit]
 
re'visable
 
adj
 
re'visal
 
n
 
re'viser
 
n

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Word Origin & History

revise
1567, "to look at again," from M.Fr. reviser, from L. revisere "look at again, visit again," frequentative of revidere (pp. revisus), from re- "again" + videre "to see" (see vision). Meaning "to look over again with intent to improve or amend" is recorded from 1596. The 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. Revision (1611) is from Fr. revision, from L.L. revisionem (nom. revisio) "a seeing again," from L. revisus, pp. of revidere. Revisionism is attested from 1903; originally in Marxist jargon; revisionist in the historical sense is from 1934, originally with ref. to the causes of World War I.
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Example sentences
Editors at his company's journals sometimes contact authors to ask them to
  revise their work or correct their citations.
It gives us a chance to correct mistakes and revise opinions.
Write down a shot list before a trip and take time every night to add to and
  revise it.
Explain that reading nonfiction texts can help them add to, and sometimes
  revise, what they already know.
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