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[ri-vahyz] /rɪˈvaɪz/
verb (used with object), revised, revising.
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
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.
1. change; emend, correct. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for revised
  • We revised this candidate's original vita, condensing information to make the primary contents stand out on first reading.
  • Please visit our revised and improved site to re-register for an account.
  • If the definition is revised to make dwarf planets a subcategory of planets, this would be resolved.
  • Our revised view of the dynamics was that blocking air from the elevator is what caused the nose to drop.
  • It's a great choice, in part because it was being revised and updated even as these book-lovers spoke.
  • They had revised their stories in light of the social pressure.
  • At the same time, actuaries revised up their life-expectancy tables, battering returns.
  • Some experts think that the revised tests will be adequate.
  • The editor, however, requested four copies of the revised manuscript so he could send it out for a second round of review.
  • Both imports and exports were revised upward, making for a wash for net growth.
British Dictionary definitions for revised


(transitive) to change, alter, or amend: to revise one's opinion
(Brit) to reread (a subject or notes on it) so as to memorize it, esp in preparation for an examination
(transitive) to prepare a new version or edition of (a previously printed work)
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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Word Origin and History for revised

past participle adjective from revise. 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.



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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