[ ri-dakt ]
/ rɪˈdækt /
verb (used with object)
to put into suitable literary form; revise; edit.
to draw up or frame (a statement, proclamation, etc.).
to hide or remove (confidential parts of a text) before publication or distribution, or to examine (a text) for this purpose: The account number has been redacted from the top of the statement.
Origin of redact
Related formsre·dac·tion, nounre·dac·tion·al, adjectivere·dac·tor, nounun·re·dact·ed, adjective
Can be confusedredact revise
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Examples from the Web for redact
The Times ended up publishing some documents that did not redact the names of active intelligence officers.
Nesselrode and he redact a proclamation, and entrust the printing of it to Michaud.Talleyrand|Joseph McCabe
British Dictionary definitions for redact
/ (rɪˈdækt) /
to compose or draft (an edict, proclamation, etc)
to put (a literary work, etc) into appropriate form for publication; edit
Derived Formsredaction, nounredactional, adjectiveredactor, noun
Word Origin for redact
C15: from Latin redigere to bring back, from red- re- + agere to drive
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