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Definition of revise verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    revise

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//rɪˈvaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvaɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they revise
    BrE BrE//rɪˈvaɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvaɪz//
     
    he / she / it revises
    BrE BrE//rɪˈvaɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvaɪzɪz//
     
    past simple revised
    BrE BrE//rɪˈvaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvaɪzd//
     
    past participle revised
    BrE BrE//rɪˈvaɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvaɪzd//
     
    -ing form revising
    BrE BrE//rɪˈvaɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈvaɪzɪŋ//
     
    Exams and assessment
     
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  1. 1  [transitive] revise something to change your opinions or plans, for example because of something you have learned I can see I will have to revise my opinions of his abilities now. The government may need to revise its policy in the light of this report.
  2. 2  [transitive] revise something to change something, such as a book or an estimate, in order to correct or improve it a revised edition of a textbook I'll prepare a revised estimate for you. We may have to revise this figure upwards.
  3. 3  [intransitive, transitive] (British English) to prepare for an exam by looking again at work that you have done I spent the weekend revising for my exam. I can't come out tonight. I have to revise. revise something I'm revising Geography today. Wordfindercandidate, exam, grade, invigilate, mark, oral, paper, practical, resit, revise See related entries: Exams and assessment
  4. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘look again or repeatedly (at)’): from French réviser ‘look at’, or Latin revisere ‘look at again’, from re- ‘again’ + visere (intensive form of videre ‘to see’).Extra examples Sales forecasts will have to be revised downwards/​downward. The estimate for the building work had to be revised upwards. The figure has now been revised from $1 million to $2 million. The procedures are continually revised—it is very difficult to keep up with the latest version. The text has been quite radically revised. Have you got the revised edition of this textbook? Have you revised geography yet? I can’t come out tonight—I’m revising. I’ll prepare a revised estimate for you. She’s revising for her exams at the moment.
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