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revise

re·vise

revise

 
 
pronunciation:
rih vaIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: revised, revises, revising
definition 1: to change, alter, or modify.
synonyms:
alter, change, modify
similar words:
amend, correct, doctor, edit, overhaul, rectify, revamp
definition 2: to improve or correct a new edition of (a book or text).
synonyms:
emend, emendate, redact, redraft, rework, rewrite
similar words:
blue-pencil, correct, edit, recast, redo, update
derivations: revisable (revisible) (adj.), revisability (n.), reviser (revisor) (n.)
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The word revise contains the following parts:
re- Latin prefix that means again; back or back again
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The prefix re- occurs in verbs that are Latin loanwords, where it can mean "again" (revise ) or "back again" (reflect ). It also attaches to English verbs (replay , rewind) with both meanings. Any verb can be prefixed by "re- " to indicate that an action is repeated. No hyphen is necessary unless the word formed is identical to an existing word (re-sign the document, but resign from a job).
vid, vis, -vise Latin root that means see