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English definition of “revise”


verb [T]     /rɪˈvaɪz/
to change an amount or value in order to make it more accurate : The Labor Department announced it had revised the August numbers to show that the economy gained 89,000 jobs that month . Advisers have revised their estimate of its likely stock market value , from £5.4bn to £5.8bn. The biggest drop in the global figures came from revising the figure for India downward , which was done in July .revise sth down/up Eurozone inflation in November has been revised up from 1.8% to 1.9%.
to make changes to a plan , system , or law in order to improve it: As a result of recent analysis , the performance measurement system is currently being revised. The Department of Agriculture is expected to revise its proposals concerning regulatory changes .revise a law/a rule/legislation Legislation to revise the laws on corporate lawsuits was blocked last night in the Senate .
to make changes to a book , document , etc. in order to improve it, correct mistakes , or make it contain the most recent information : This third edition has been completely updated and revised.
(Definition of revise verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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