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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To alter or edit (a text).
  • intransitive verb To reconsider and change or modify: synonym: correct.
  • intransitive verb Chiefly British To study again (academic material, for example), as for a test; review.
  • intransitive verb To make revisions, as in a text.
  • intransitive verb Chiefly British To study something again; review.
  • noun Informal An act or product of revising; a revision.
  • noun Printing A proof made from an earlier proof on which corrections have been made.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A revision; a review and correction.
  • noun In printing, a proof-sheet to be examined by the reviser.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb revise or reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating and improving
  • verb make revisions in
  • noun the act of rewriting something

Etymologies

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

[Latin revīsere, to visit again, look at again : re-, re- + vīsere, frequentative of vidēre, to see; see review.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French & French réviser or directly from Latin revisare, from re- + visare ("examine"), frequentative of videre ("see").

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