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tr.v. re·dact·ed, re·dact·ing, re·dacts
1. To draw up or frame (a proclamation, for example).
2. To make ready for publication; edit or revise.
3. To delete or remove (private or sensitive information) from a document in preparation for publication.
[Middle English redacten, from Latin redigere, redāct-, to drive back : re-, red-, re- + agere, to drive; see act.]
re·dac′tor (-dăk′tər, -tôr′) n.
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to compose or draft (an edict, proclamation, etc)
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to put (a literary work, etc) into appropriate form for publication; edit
[C15: from Latin redigere to bring back, from red- re- + agere to drive]
to put into suitable literary form; edit.
[1830–40; < Latin redāctus, past participle of redigere to drive back, restore]
Past participle: redacted
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|Noun||1.||redact - someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication|
|Verb||1.||redact - formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"|
|2.||redact - prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting; "Edit a book on lexical semantics"; "she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages"|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
black out - suppress by censorship as for political reasons; "parts of the newspaper article were blacked out"
blank out - cut out, as for political reasons; "several line in the report were blanked out"