• WordNet 3.6
    • v revise make revisions in "revise a thesis"
    • v revise revise or reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating and improving "We must retool the town's economy"
    • n revise the act of rewriting something
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Revise A review; a revision.
    • Revise (Print) A second proof sheet; a proof sheet taken after the first or a subsequent correction.
    • Revise (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.
    • Revise To look at again for the detection of errors; to reëxamine; to review; to look over with care for correction; as, to revise a writing; to revise a translation.
    • Revise To review, alter, and amend; as, to revise statutes; to revise an agreement; to revise a dictionary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • revise 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.
    • revise To amend; bring into conformity with present needs and circumstances; reform, especially by public or official action.
    • n revise A revision; a review and correction.
    • n revise In printing, a proof-sheet to be examined by the reviser.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Revise rē-vīz′ to review and amend: to examine with a view to correction
    • n Revise review: a second proof-sheet
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  • Barrett Wendell
    Barrett Wendell
    “Words and sentences are subject to revision; paragraphs and whole compositions are subjects of prevision.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    “In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.”
  • John Irving
    John Irving
    “Half my life is an act of revision.”
  • Fay Wray
    Fay Wray
    “Only in your imagination can you revise.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Saint. A dead sinner revised and edited.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “And lastly, let us provide in our constitution for its revision at stated periods.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. reviser, fr. L. revidere, revisum, to see again; pref. re-, re- + videre, visum, to see. See Review View


In literature:

For various reasons, however, the results of these tests did not furnish satisfactory data for a thoroughgoing revision of the scale.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
Secondly, that a revision by general convention was necessary.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
He was chairman of the Old Testament Revision Committee.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ely" by W. D. Sweeting
Few bills, for example, are actually referred to the revision committee.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
They support Boulanger simply and avowedly in order to get at a revision of the Constitution and make an end of the Republic.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
A revise of this second issue, dated August 13, is extant.
"The Works Of Lord Byron, Vol. 3 (of 7)" by Lord Byron
The responsibility for the later revised edition of 1891-3 is Dr. Wright's.
"The Facts About Shakespeare" by William Allan Nielson
Edited from the Author's revision, by Professor PILLANS, of the University of Edinburgh.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
Translated, with the author's revision, by E. C. OTTE.
"The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.]" by William Shakespeare
Translated and edited from the revised manuscript of the Author, by WM.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose

In poetry:

In Nonpareil I'll put your Face;
In Rubric shall your Blushes rise;
There is no Bourgeois in your Case;
Your Form can never need "Revise."
"The Passionate Printer To His Love" by Henry Austin Dobson
With "forms" he scorns to compromise;
For him no "rule" has terrors;
The "slips" he makes he can "revise"--
They are but "printers' errors."
"The Happy Printer" by Henry Austin Dobson
The goldfinches are back, or others like them,
and the white-throated sparrow's five-note song,
pleading and pleading, brings tears to the eyes.
Nature repeats herself, or almost does:
repeat, repeat, repeat; revise, revise, revise.
"North Haven" by Elizabeth Bishop

In news:

The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.
Should I revise as I write.
All Saints' Episcopal Church Cabaret - revised.
After Last Week's Backlash, Ocean City Revises Body Board Policy.
Revision of B907 - 09 Standard Specification for Zinc, Tin and Cadmium Base Alloys Used as Solders.
Revision of D6576 - 07 Standard Specification for Flexible Cellular Rubber Chemically Blown.
Plus, revisions to the city's initiative process.
Revisiting and revising old ways of doing things.
Revised law to clear up N.Y. Rewording of 6D should end requirements installers get a local license as well as a state one.
Page 1 of 2 Dropbox clarified its clarification of its recent Terms of Service revision, which raised questions over cloud storage data ownership, with a blog post that states once and for all that Dropbox users own their own data.
EPA announced in the July 14 Federal Register a proposed rule revising the 1989 Total Coliform Rule.
When the time comes, do a revision where you only attend to tense.
Education chief Cerf revises account of ties to consulting firm .
Walker administration will try to " cook the books " on revised job numbers.
Revised and updated by Todd Feil 228 pp.

In science:

Note that the V-band Bb/Ba component flux ratio has been re-estimated based on the original T95 spectra; the revised value is given here.
Dynamical Masses for Low-Mass Pre-Main Sequence Stars: A Preliminary Physical Orbit for HD 98800 B
In this paper we describe a revised star formation algorithm combined with a physically motivated description of SN feedback first studied in detail by Thacker & Couchman.
Cosmological Simulations of Galaxy Formation I: Star Formation, Feedback, Resolution and Matching the Tully--Fisher Relation (among other things)
Thus we also provide in Tables 1 and 2, revised effective temperatures, surface gravities, masses, cooling times and progenitor lifetimes for these two objects.
New Praesepe white dwarfs and the initial mass-final mass relation
This is close to but perhaps a little lower than the solar value listed in Table 6 (−1.59: the revision of Asplund et al. (2004) would give an even higher solar ratio).
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
First, the MARCS models used here (and in Paper I) have been substantially revised.
The Effective Temperatures and Physical Properties of Magellanic Cloud Red Supergiants: The Effects of Metallicity