• WordNet 3.6
    • v redact prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting "Edit a book on lexical semantics","she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages"
    • v redact formulate in a particular style or language "I wouldn't put it that way","She cast her request in very polite language"
    • n redact someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Redact To reduce to form, as literary matter; to digest and put in shape (matter for publication); to edit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • redact To bring to a specified form or condition; force or compel to assume a certain form; reduce.
    • redact To bring into a presentable literary form; edit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Redact to edit, work up into literary form
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. redactus, p. p. of redigere,; pref. red-, re-, again, back + agere, to put in motion, to drive
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. redactus, pa.p. of redigĕre, to bring back.


In literature:

If he is applauded, he prospers and redacts; if he is hissed, he goes his ways.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
The origin of the code is unknown, and whether it was at first traditional; many manuscript redactions of portions exist still.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
But in their present form, everything points to the final redaction of the 'Nights' in Egypt.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2" by Charles Dudley Warner
The three redactions of Froissart.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
The copy of the Book of Chilan Balam which was found there was a redaction made by an Indian, Don Juan Josef Hoil, in 1782.
"The Maya Chronicles" by Various
The first redaction is, however, that which won and retained the general favour.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden
A twelfth property, simplicity, was added in Dumont's redaction.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
The redaction of that chaos began in the second century.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
The Fables, or Metrical Tales, redacted in his old age from Chaucer and Boccaccio, occupy a volume and a half.
"The Three Devils: Luther's, Milton's, and Goethe's" by David Masson
The works of St Francis consist of the Rule (in two redactions), the Testament, spiritual admonitions, canticles and a few letters.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 8" by Various

In news:

The name of the recipient had been redacted.
The redacted TBI file on former judge Richard Baumgartner.
Click on the black "redacted" logo and the directive "Tell Congress.
FedEx said there's more to the matter than the redacted emails suggest.
Samsung files redacted copy of Apple-HTC deal in US court.
Of the 16 violent episodes revealed in the heavily redacted 2011 reports, none were fatal.
But in a final version of the report, one that had Graham 's name redacted from it and is the subject of a court battle, Andary did not include those assessments of Graham 's conduct and the lottery deal's status.
Gunman's school records released, but heavily redacted.
Heavily redacted documents give glimpses of theater gunman's personal life.
Theater-shooting suspect James Holmes ' emails released, many documents redacted.
All other identities of other informants are redacted.
Redacted versions of three search warrants were released Thursday.
They ask court for redactions before pages made public.
I can't believe they're giving away a REDACTED.
The Press is redacting the final two sentences out of sensitivity to survivors.

In science:

Frappat for fruitful comments. A part of the redaction was done at the School of Mathematics, Sydney university, and E.R. thanks them for hospitality.
Twisted superYangians and their representations
Acknowledgments: The author wishes to thank Dimitri Petritis for useful discussions and fruitful advice for the redaction of this paper and R.L.
Coassociativity breaking and oriented graphs
Acknowledgments: The author wishes to thank Dimitri Petritis for useful discussions and fruitful advice for the redaction of this paper and to S.
Coassociative grammar, periodic orbits and quantum random walk over Z
This date remains on the cover of the present revised version, finished in August 2004, because the article remains essentially the same, except for several minor modifications: four footnotes (1, 5, 8 and 9), one last paragraph in the Appendix and a few small improvements in the redaction.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
He would like to take the opportunity to thank Professor Claus Michael Ringel for his hospitality and support, and Professor Rolf Farnsteiner for fruitful exchanges during the redaction of this article.
Generators of simple Lie algebras in arbitrary characteristics