Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) the act of rewriting something
  2. (verb, communication) make revisions in
  3. (verb, social) revise or reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating and improving

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Synonyms of Revise

rescript, retool, revisal, revision

Alternate forms of Revise

Derivations: revisal, revise, reviser, revising, revision

Hyponyms: amend

Hypernyms: reorganise, reorganize, revising, rewrite, rewriting, shake up

Origin of the word Revise

  1. 1567, "to look at again," from M.Fr. reviser, from L. revisere "look at again, visit again," frequentative of revidere (pp. revisus), from re- "again" + videre "to see" (see vision). Meaning "to look over again with intent to improve or amend" is recorded from 1596. The Revised Version of the Bible was done 1870-84; so called bec… more

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