What does redact mean?

Definitions for redactrɪˈdækt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word redact.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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 Dictionary

  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 for redact »

  1. carted, crated, traced

  2. Carted

  3. Crated

  4. Traced


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of redact in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of redact in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Snyder:

    Is the mere existence of an employee's name secret or to be withheld from the public? Certainly not, the mere existence of a name isn't something they are entitled to redact.

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