verb (used with object), re·vised, re·vis·ing.
- 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.
- (tr) to change, alter, or amendto revise one’s opinion
- British to reread (a subject or notes on it) so as to memorize it, esp in preparation for an examination
- (tr) to prepare a new version or edition of (a previously printed work)
- 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.