AskDefine | Define revise

Dictionary Definition

revise n : the act of rewriting something [syn: revision, revisal, rescript]


1 make revisions in; "revise a thesis"
2 revise or reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating and improving; "We must retool the town's economy" [syn: retool]

User Contributed Dictionary



From & réviser or revisare, from re- + visare ‘examine’, frequentative of videre ‘see’.


  • /rɪˈvaɪz/, /r\I"vaIz/
  • Rhymes: -aɪz


  1. To look at again, to reflect on
  2. To review, alter and amend, especially of written material
    This statute should be revised.
  3. To look over again (something previously written or learned), especially in preparation for an examination
    I should be revising, not editing Wiktionary! I have an exam in a few days.


To look at again, to reflect on
To review, alter and amend, especially of written material
To look over again


  1. A review or a revision.
  2. A second proof sheet; a proof sheet taken after the first or a subsequent correction.


review or a revision
(Printing) A second proof sheet

Extensive Definition

Revise may refer to:

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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