Definition of Redact

1. Noun. Someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication.

Exact synonyms: Redactor, Reviser, Rewrite Man, Rewriter
Specialized synonyms: Abbreviator, Abridger
Generic synonyms: Editor, Editor In Chief
Derivative terms: Revise, Rewrite, Rewrite

2. Verb. Formulate in a particular style or language. "She cast her request in very polite language"
Exact synonyms: Cast, Couch, Frame, Put
Generic synonyms: Articulate, Formulate, Give Voice, Phrase, Word
Derivative terms: Cast, Frame, Redaction

3. Verb. Prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting. "They won't redact the story "; "She edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages"
Exact synonyms: Edit
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Alter, Falsify, Interpolate, Cut Up, Hack, Black Out, Blank Out, Copyedit, Copyread, Subedit, Bracket, Bracket Out
Derivative terms: Editing, Editor, Redaction, Redactor

Definition of Redact

1. v. t. To reduce to form, as literary matter; to digest and put in shape (matter for publication); to edit.

Definition of Redact

1. Verb. To reduce to form, as literary matter; to digest and put in shape (matter for publication); to edit. ¹

2. Verb. To censor, used by a government when parts of a document are kept secret and the remainder released. ¹

3. Verb. (legal) To black out text for other purposes, such as in law, when legally protected sections of text are obscured in a document provided to opposing counsel, typically as part of the discovery process. ¹

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Definition of Redact

1. to prepare for publication [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Redact

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redact (current term)

Literary usage of Redact

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bibliotheca Grenvilliana by John Thomas Payne, Henry Foss, Thomas Grenville, William Brenchley Rye (1842)
"Lugd. Bat. apud Danielem a Gaes- beeck, 1678. 16mo. LP в. м. This is the largest paper. —• A Jo. Bapt. Pisacane in Carmina redact!. Neapoli, 1694. ..."

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