Definitions for redactrɪˈdækt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. redact, redactor, reviser, rewriter, rewrite man(verb)

    someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication

  2. frame, redact, cast, put, couch(verb)

    formulate in a particular style or language

    "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"

  3. edit, redact(verb)

    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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. redact(Verb)

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

  2. redact(Verb)

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

    The military will redact the document before releasing it, blacking out sections that are classified.

  3. redact(Verb)

    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.

  4. Origin: From redacter, from redactus, perfect passive participle of redigo, from re- + ago.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Redact(verb)

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

  2. Origin: [L. redactus, p. p. of redigere; pref. red-, re-, again, back + agere to put in motion, to drive.]

Anagrams of redact »

  1. carted, crated, traced

  2. Carted

  3. Crated

  4. Traced

Translations for redact

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • redigieren, bearbeitenGerman
  • caviarder, éditer, rédigerFrench
  • censurarPortuguese
  • [[облека́ть]] [[в]] [[литературный, редакти́ровать, составля́тьRussian
  • redigeraSwedish

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