Revision vs Secure - What's the difference?

revision | secure |

As a noun revision

is revision, change.

As an adjective secure is

free from attack or danger; protected.

As a verb secure is

to make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) , from (etyl) revisio.


  • (uncountable) The process of revising:
  • # The action or process of reviewing, editing and amending.
  • #* 2002 , James D. Lester, James D. Lester, Jr, Writing Research Papers , page 195,
  • Revision can turn a passable paper into an excellent one and change an excellent one into a radiant one.
  • #* 2004 , Mara Kalnins (editor), Note on the Text'', Joseph Conrad, ''Victory: An Island Tale , page xxxix,
  • The full history of its composition, revision , transmission, and publication is a complex and intricate one beyond the necessarily limited scope of this Note,.
  • #* 2010 , , Franz Guenthner (editors), Handbook of Philosophical Logic , Volume 16, page 37,
  • Many formalisms for belief revision use extraneous mechanisms for deciding what beliefs to keep and this makes it harder to iterate the process.
  • # (UK, Australia, New Zealand) The action or process of reviewing something previously learned, especially one?s notes in preparation for a test or examination.
  • All that last minute revision really paid off in the exam! I got top marks!
  • #* 2008', Philip A. Kalra (editor), '' Essential '''Revision Notes in Medicine for Students , Volume 1.
  • (countable) A changed edition, or new version; a modification.
  • * 2004 , Robert McConnell Productions, Henry M. Robert, Robert?s Rules of Order: Simplified and Applied , page 331,
  • The first thing members need to understand about a revision' is that the current bylaws are not under consideration at all. If the ' revision is defeated, no changes to the current bylaws take place.
  • * 1992 , Helen Baron, Carl Baron (editors), Introduction'', ''The Cambridge Edition of the Works of D. H, Lawrence: Sons and Lovers , Part 1, 2002 paperback edition, Cambridge University Press, page lxxx,
  • However, it is evident in a minority of cases that a revision by Lawrence is prompted solely by the need to remedy some local effect caused by Garnett?s deletion, and there, clearly, Lawrence?s MS text is, in principle, to be preferred.
  • * 2008''', World Bank, ' , page 209,
  • Previous editions of World Development Indicators'' used revision''' 2, first published in 1948. '''Revision''' 3 was completed in 1989, and many countries now use it. But ' revision 2 is still widely used for compiling cross-country data.
  • * 2012 , Bill Fane, David Byrnes, AutoCAD 2013 For Dummies , page 189,
  • Include the revision number'. You may need to add a triangle and number, shown in Figure 9-6, to indicate the ' revision number.
  • (countable) A story corrected or expanded by a writer commissioned by the original author.
  • A revision story
    * review (US)

    Etymology 2



    (en verb)
  • To provide with a new vision.
  • What philosophy needs is to be revisioned with a more hopeful, engaged inspirational point of view.


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    Alternative forms

    * secuer (obsolete)


  • Free from attack or danger; protected.
  • Free from the danger of theft; safe.
  • Free from the risk of eavesdropping, interception or discovery; secret.
  • Free from anxiety or doubt; unafraid.
  • * Dryden
  • But thou, secure of soul, unbent with woes.
  • Firm and not likely to fail; stable.
  • Free from the risk of financial loss; reliable.
  • Confident in opinion; not entertaining, or not having reason to entertain, doubt; certain; sure; commonly used with of .
  • secure of a welcome
  • * Milton
  • Confidence then bore thee on, secure / Either to meet no danger, or to find / Matter of glorious trial.
  • Overconfident; incautious; careless.
  • (Macaulay)


    * insecure

    Derived terms

    * securely


  • To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.
  • * Dryden
  • I spread a cloud before the victor's sight, / Sustained the vanquished, and secured his flight.
  • To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; frequently with against'' or ''from'', or formerly with ''of .
  • to secure''' a creditor against loss; to '''secure a debt by a mortgage
  • * T. Dick
  • It secures its possessor of eternal happiness.
  • To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping.
  • to secure''' a prisoner; to '''secure a door, or the hatches of a ship
  • To get possession of; to make oneself secure of; to acquire certainly.
  • to secure an estate
  • * 2014 , Jamie Jackson, " Ángel di María says Manchester United were the ‘only club’ after Real", The Guardian , 26 August 2014:
  • With the Argentinian secured United will step up their attempt to sign a midfielder and, possibly, a defender in the closing days of the transfer window. Juventus’s Arturo Vidal, Milan’s Nigel de Jong and Ajax’s Daley Blind, who is also a left-sided defensive player, are potential targets.
    "[Captain] was able to secure some good photographs of the fortress." (Flight, 1911, p. 766)
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”  He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.}}


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