to supervise or direct the preparation of (a newspaper, magazine, book, etc.); serve as editor of; direct the editorial policies of.
to collect, prepare, and arrange (materials) for publication.
to revise or correct, as a manuscript.
to expunge; eliminate (often followed by out): The author has edited out all references to his own family.
to add (usually followed by in).
to prepare (motion-picture film, video or magnetic tape) by deleting, arranging, and splicing, by synchronizing the sound record with the film, etc.
Genetics. to alter the arrangement of (genes).
Computers. to modify or add to (data or text).
an instance of or the work of editing: automated machinery that allows a rapid edit of incoming news.
- mis·ed·it, verb (used with object)
- o·ver·ed·it, verb
- re·ed·it, verb (used with object)
- un·ed·it·ed, adjective
- well-ed·it·ed, adjective
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How to use edit in a sentence
Murphy replied that he wouldn’t allow any edits to the assessment that altered the intelligence.What to make of the DHS whistleblower’s shocking complaint | Alex Ward | September 11, 2020 | Vox
Only a small proportion of edits from Wikipedia are potential vandalism, and we’ve improved our systems to now detect 99 percent of those cases.Google now uses BERT to match stories with fact checks | Barry Schwartz | September 10, 2020 | Search Engine Land
If you need to make any edits, just open up your 1Password account on the web or on your phone.
Those edits are in adult cells and can’t be carried into future generations.Strict new guidelines lay out a path to heritable human gene editing | Tina Hesman Saey | September 3, 2020 | Science News
For example, the launch of NowThis Kids stemmed from the whitespace that the edit team saw for a “co-viewing” platform for parents and children that helped to answer some of the more complicated questions kids have around current events.‘Not a simple adjacency strategy’: How Group Nine is selling advertisers on bigger and longer editorial deals | Kayleigh Barber | August 21, 2020 | Digiday
Being there teaches you to think quickly, edit yourself, and not get too precious about your own work.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness | Marlow Stern | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
We just saw an edit of one called, “Doug Becomes A Feminist,” and I just really enjoyed watching it.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness | Marlow Stern | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But after a while, the edit wars ended, and the article no longer had Einstein going to Albania.
WardsWiki (as it became known) allowed anyone to edit and contribute, without even needing a password.
The result was a new content management application that allowed users to edit and contribute to a Web page.
He showed how the state might print and bind and distribute, while men in "free associations" might edit and publish.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
Only I wonder why you edit his book if it's like that, you know.Tristram of Blent | Anthony Hope
He would edit a paper, comprehensive in its scope, and liberal in its views.Mr. Opp | Alice Hegan Rice
There are persons, indeed, who would like to edit such songs and stories especially for the use of children.The Sexual Life of the Child | Albert Moll
I had hoped to meet him some day, to draw out his confidences, perchance to edit his memoirs.
British Dictionary definitions for edit
to prepare (text) for publication by checking and improving its accuracy, clarity, etc
to be in charge of (a publication, esp a periodical): he edits the local newspaper
to prepare (a film, tape, etc) by rearrangement, selection, or rejection of previously filmed or taped material
(tr) to modify (a computer file) by, for example, deleting, inserting, moving, or copying text
(often foll by out) to remove (incorrect or unwanted matter), as from a manuscript or film
informal an act of editing: give the book a final edit
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