Quick answer
"Look over" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "echar un vistazo a", and "revise" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "modificar". Learn more about the difference between "look over" and "revise" below.
look over
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to examine)
a. echar un vistazo a
Could you look this letter over for me before I send it?¿Me podrías echar un vistazo a esta carta antes de que la envíe?
b. inspeccionar
I'm sending you a copy of the contract, which I advise you to look over carefully.Te estoy enviando una copia del contrato, y te aconsejo inspeccionarlo detenidamente.
2. (to read quickly)
a. repasar
When I looked over what I'd already written, I realized I hadn't done enough research.Cuando repasé lo que ya había escrito, me di cuenta que no había investigado el asunto suficientemente.
3. (to make a tour of)
a. visitar
We're going to look over a couple of houses we're thinking of buying.Vamos a visitar un par de casas que pensamos comprar.
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revise(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to alter)
a. modificar
The existing legislation needs to be revised to take into account developments in technology.Hay que modificar la legislación vigente para tomar en cuenta los avances tecnológicos.
b. ajustar
The company's expected losses have been revised upward to $8 million.Ajustaron al alza las pérdidas esperadas de la empresa a una cifra de $8 millones.
c. cambiar
The way she treated that poor man caused me to revise my opinion of her.La forma en que trató a ese pobre hombre hizo que cambiara mi opinión de ella.
2. (to update)
a. revisar
This new edition of the dictionary has been extensively revised and updated.Esta nueva edición del diccionario ha sido exhaustivamente revisada y actualizada.
b. corregir
After consulting with colleagues, she revised her draft proposal.Tras consultar con sus colegas, corrigió su borrador de propuesta.
3. (to reread) (United Kingdom)
a. repasar
I have hundreds of pages of notes to revise before Monday.Tengo que repasar cientos de páginas de apuntes para el lunes.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to reread previous work) (United Kingdom)
a. repasar
She had to spend the weekend revising while her friends were out enjoying themselves.Ella tuvo que pasar el fin de semana repasando mientras sus amigos salieron a divertirse.
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