- 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
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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.Did an Angry Birds Leak Risk Spies’ Lives?
January 30, 2014
Nesselrode and he redact a proclamation, and entrust the printing of it to Michaud.Talleyrand
- to compose or draft (an edict, proclamation, etc)
- 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
Word Origin and History for redact
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