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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To prepare a newly edited version of (a text).
  • transitive v. To reconsider and change or modify: I have revised my opinion of him. See Synonyms at correct.
  • n. Printing A proof made from an earlier proof on which corrections have been made.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To look at again, to reflect on.
  • v. To review, alter and amend, especially of written material.
  • v. To look over again (something previously written or learned), especially in preparation for an examination.
  • n. A review or a revision.
  • n. A second proof sheet; a proof sheet taken after the first or a subsequent correction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A review; a revision.
  • n. A second proof sheet; a proof sheet taken after the first or a subsequent correction.
  • transitive v. To look at again for the detection of errors; to reëxamine; to review; to look over with care for correction
  • transitive v. 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.
  • transitive v. To review, alter, and amend

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To look carefully over with a view to correction; go over in order to suggest or make desirable changes and corrections; review: as, to revise a proofsheet; to revise a translation of the Bible; specifically, in printing, to compare (a new proofsheet of corrected composition) with its previously marked proof, to see that all marked errors have been corrected.
  • To amend; bring into conformity with present needs and circumstances; reform, especially by public or official action.
  • n. A revision; a review and correction.
  • n. In printing, a proof-sheet to be examined by the reviser.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. revise or reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating and improving
  • v. make revisions in
  • n. the act of rewriting something

Etymologies

Latin revīsere, to visit again, look at again : re-, re- + vīsere, frequentative of vidēre, to see; see review.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French & French réviser or directly from Latin revisare, from re- + visare ("examine"), frequentative of videre ("see"). (Wiktionary)

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