verb (used with object), re·vised, re·vis·ing.

  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.


  1. an act of revising.
  2. a revised form of something; revision.
  3. Printing. a proof sheet taken after alterations have been made, for further examination or correction.


  1. (tr) to change, alter, or amendto revise one’s opinion
  2. British 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)


  1. the act, process, or result of revising; revision

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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