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verb revise pronunciation in British English /rɪˈvaɪz/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerevising
past tenserevised
past participlerevised
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  1. 1
    [transitive] to change your opinion or judgment of someone or something
    1. a.
      to state a new amount after changing your opinion or judgment
      These figures have now been revised.
      Cutbacks on investment have led to growth predictions being revised downwards.
  2. 2
    [transitive] to change, improve, or make additions to something such as a book, law, or piece of writing
    The text has been revised and published in a new edition.
    a revised draft of the treaty
  3. 3
    [transitive] to change the way that you do something
    If you want my advice, you should revise your security arrangements.
  4. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] British to read and learn information that you have studied in order to prepare for an examination. The American word is review
    Have you revised the work we did last term?
    revise for: I have to revise for my Spanish test tomorrow.


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