[ 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

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin redāctus (past participle of redigere to lead back), equivalent to red- red- + āctus, past participle of agere to lead; see act
Related formsre·dac·tion, nounre·dac·tion·al, adjectivere·dac·tor, nounun·re·dact·ed, adjective
Can be confusedredact revise Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (rɪˈdækt) /

verb (tr)

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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