Definition of redact in English:

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redact

Pronunciation: /rɪˈdakt/

verb

[with object]
1Edit (text) for publication: a confidential memo which has been redacted from 25 pages to just one paragraph
More example sentences
  • I have to redact documents on a regular basis.
  • In essence, I begin the editing process - redacting the data, picking useful bits - while taking handwritten notes.
  • Of these twenty-seven pages, all but one and a half have been redacted.
1.1Censor or obscure (part of a text) for legal or security purposes.
Example sentences
  • The two officials said the administration plans to propose redacting parts of the memos.
  • Now, a lot of the report has been redacted.
  • Now, the victim's name in the report was redacted.

Derivatives

redactor

noun
Example sentences
  • An important question to ask in closing will be whether our redactor is merely an editor or also plays the role of author through his redactional activity.
  • The problem is not that he has abridged the Bible - the very creation of Scripture required the editorial judgment of its redactors - but that he has attenuated it.
  • The final redactors of the text clearly did not consider it their business to edit such things out - or even to correct what appear to be outright grammatical errors.

Origin

Mid 19th century: back-formation from redaction.

Words that rhyme with redact

abreact, abstract, act, attract, bract, compact, contract, counteract, diffract, enact, exact, extract, fact, humpbacked, impact, interact, matter-of-fact, pact, protract, refract, retroact, subcontract, subtract, tact, tract, transact, unbacked, underact, untracked

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