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redact

[ ri-dakt ]
/ rɪˈdækt /
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verb (used with object)
to put into suitable literary form; revise; edit.
to draw up or frame (a statement, proclamation, etc.).
to edit (text) so as to remove or hide confidential or sensitive information: His account number has been redacted from the top of the statement.
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Origin of redact

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin redāctus (past participle of redigere “to lead back”), equivalent to red- red- + āctus, past participle of agere “to drive, move, lead”; see act

OTHER WORDS FROM redact

re·dac·tion, nounre·dac·tor, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH redact

redact , revise
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British Dictionary definitions for redact

redact
/ (rɪˈdækt) /

verb (tr)
to compose or draft (an edict, proclamation, etc)
to put (a literary work, etc) into appropriate form for publication; edit

Derived forms of redact

redaction, nounredactional, adjectiveredactor, noun

Word Origin for redact

C15: from Latin redigere to bring back, from red- re- + agere to drive
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