Meaning of “revise” in the English Dictionary

"revise" in English

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uk /rɪˈvaɪz/ us /rɪˈvaɪz/

revise verb (CHANGE)

B2 [ T ] to look at or consider again an idea, piece of writing, etc. in order to correct or improve it:

His helpfulness today has made me revise my original opinion/impression of him.
His publishers made him revise his manuscript three times.

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(Definition of “revise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"revise" in American English

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reviseverb [ I/T ]

us /rɪˈvɑɪz/

to change or correct something, esp. a piece of writing:

[ T ] With the final exam, you don’t revise it after the teacher reads it.

Br To revise is to study again what you have been learning in order to prepare for an exam.

adjective [ not gradable ] us /rɪˈvɑɪzd/

Her book is available in a new revised edition.

(Definition of “revise” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"revise" in Business English

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reviseverb [ T ]

uk /rɪˈvaɪz/ us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)