To revise means to alter or improve a preliminary draft of something, usually a text. When you want your writing to be really great, you must revise it several times until it is perfect.

The word revise sounds like the related word revisit, and revising a piece of work does in fact require revisiting it. Planning out a project includes estimating how much it will cost and when it will be done. If something unforeseen happens, you might have to revise your estimates of cost and completion date. You can also use revise as a noun. Once you finish the first draft of an essay, you can begin working on the revise.

Definitions of revise
  1. verb
    make revisions in
    revise a thesis”
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    make amendments to
    type of:
    write differently; alter the writing of
  2. verb
    revise or reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating and improving
    synonyms: retool
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    type of:
    reorganise, reorganize, shake up
    organize anew
  3. noun
    the act of rewriting something
    synonyms: rescript, revisal, revision
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    type of:
    revising, rewriting
    editing that involves writing something again
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