Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “revise”

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)
Focus on the pronunciation of revise

Definitions of “revise” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

navigate

to direct the way that a ship, aircraft, etc. will travel, or to find a direction across, along, or over an area of water or land, often by using a map

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More