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reviseverb [I/T]

 us   /rɪˈvɑɪz/
to ​change or ​correct something, esp. a ​piece of writing: [T] With the ​finalexam, you don’t revise it after the ​teacherreads 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)

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uk   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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revise verb (STUDY)

B1 [I or T] UK (US review) to ​study again something you have already ​learned, in ​preparation for an ​exam: We're revising (​algebra) for the ​testtomorrow.
(Definition of revise from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"revise" in Business English

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reviseverb [T]

uk   us   /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 ​economygained 89,000 ​jobs that month. Advisers have revised their ​estimate of its likely ​stockmarketvalue, from £5.4bn to £5.8bn. The biggest ​drop in the ​globalfigures 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 ​performancemeasurementsystem is ​currently being revised. The Department of Agriculture is expected to revise its ​proposalsconcerningregulatorychanges.revise a law/a rule/legislation Legislation to revise the ​laws on ​corporatelawsuits 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)
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