Revise Re*vise", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Revised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Revising}.] [F. reviser, fr. L. revidere, revisum, to see again; pref. re- re- + videre, visum, to see. See {Review}, {View}.] 1. To look at again for the detection of errors; to re["e]xamine; to review; to look over with care for correction; as, to revise a writing; to revise a translation. [1913 Webster]

2. (Print.) To compare (a proof) with a previous proof of the same matter, and mark again such errors as have not been corrected in the type. [1913 Webster]

3. To review, alter, and amend; as, to revise statutes; to revise an agreement; to revise a dictionary. [1913 Webster]

{The Revised Version of the Bible}, a version prepared in accordance with a resolution passed, in 1870, by both houses of the Convocation of the Province of Canterbury, England. Both English and American revisers were employed on the work. It was first published in a complete form in 1885, and is a revised form of the Authorized Version. See {Authorized Version}, under {Authorized}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • revise — [ri vīz′] vt. revised, revising [Fr reviser < L revisere < re , back + visere, to survey, freq. of videre, to see: see VISION] 1. to read over carefully and correct, improve, or update where necessary [to revise a manuscript, a revised… …   English World dictionary

  • revisé — revisé, ée (re vi zé, zée) part. passé de reviser. Un compte revisé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Revise — Re*vise , n. 1. A review; a revision. Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Print.) A second proof sheet; a proof sheet taken after the first or a subsequent correction. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • revise — (v.) 1560s, to look at again, from M.Fr. reviser, from L. revisere look at again, visit again, frequentative of revidere (pp. revisus), from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + videre to see (see VISION (Cf. vision)). Meanin …   Etymology dictionary

  • revise — 1 *correct, rectify, emend, remedy, redress, amend, reform Analogous words: *improve, better, ameliorate: *change, alter, modify 2 *edit, compile, redact, rewrite, adapt Analogous words: amend, emend, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • revise — [v] correct, edit alter, amend, bluepencil*, change, clean up, compare, cut, debug, develop, emend, go over, improve, launder, look over, modify, overhaul, perfect, polish, recalibrate, recast, reconsider, redo, redraft, redraw, reexamine, rehash …   New thesaurus

  • revise — ► VERB 1) examine and improve or amend (text). 2) reconsider and alter (an opinion or judgement). 3) Brit. reread work done previously in order to prepare for an examination. ► NOUN Printing ▪ a proof including corrections made in an earlier… …   English terms dictionary

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