- 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 [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 [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 Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘look again or repeatedly (at)’): from French réviser
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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