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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.


vb (tr)
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]
reˈdaction n
reˈdactional adj
reˈdactor n



to put into suitable literary form; edit.
[1830–40; < Latin redāctus, past participle of redigere to drive back, restore]
re•dac′tion, n.


Past participle: redacted
Gerund: redacting

I redact
you redact
he/she/it redacts
we redact
you redact
they redact
I redacted
you redacted
he/she/it redacted
we redacted
you redacted
they redacted
Present Continuous
I am redacting
you are redacting
he/she/it is redacting
we are redacting
you are redacting
they are redacting
Present Perfect
I have redacted
you have redacted
he/she/it has redacted
we have redacted
you have redacted
they have redacted
Past Continuous
I was redacting
you were redacting
he/she/it was redacting
we were redacting
you were redacting
they were redacting
Past Perfect
I had redacted
you had redacted
he/she/it had redacted
we had redacted
you had redacted
they had redacted
I will redact
you will redact
he/she/it will redact
we will redact
you will redact
they will redact
Future Perfect
I will have redacted
you will have redacted
he/she/it will have redacted
we will have redacted
you will have redacted
they will have redacted
Future Continuous
I will be redacting
you will be redacting
he/she/it will be redacting
we will be redacting
you will be redacting
they will be redacting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been redacting
you have been redacting
he/she/it has been redacting
we have been redacting
you have been redacting
they have been redacting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been redacting
you will have been redacting
he/she/it will have been redacting
we will have been redacting
you will have been redacting
they will have been redacting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been redacting
you had been redacting
he/she/it had been redacting
we had been redacting
you had been redacting
they had been redacting
I would redact
you would redact
he/she/it would redact
we would redact
you would redact
they would redact
Past Conditional
I would have redacted
you would have redacted
he/she/it would have redacted
we would have redacted
you would have redacted
they would have redacted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.redact - someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
abbreviator, abridger - one who shortens or abridges or condenses a written work
editor, editor in chief - a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine)
Verb1.redact - formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
give voice, phrase, word, articulate, formulate - put into words or an expression; "He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"
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"
interpolate, alter, falsify - insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
cut up, hack - significantly cut up a manuscript
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"
copyedit, copyread, subedit - edit and correct (written or printed material)
bracket out, bracket - place into brackets; "Please bracket this remark"


[rɪˈdækt] VTredactar
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Portsmouth City Council, where Hancock is a councillor, opposed the application for full disclosure of the report - a redacted version of which has already been leaked to the public.