transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin redactus, past participle of redigere Date: 15th century 1. to put in writing ; frame 2. to select or adapt (as by obscuring or removing sensitive information) for publication or release; broadly edit 3. to obscure or remove (text) from a document prior to publication or release

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  • redact — I verb blot out, censor, cut out, delete, edit, edit out, erase, excise, expunge, extirpate, make deletions, redraft, revamp, rework, rewrite, strike out, work over associated concepts: censorship, redact testimony II index edit, formulate …   Law dictionary

  • redact — early 15c., from L. redact , pp. stem of redigere to bring back, collect, reduce, from re back, again (see RE (Cf. re )) + agere to drive (see ACT (Cf. act)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • redact — [ri dakt′] vt. [ME redacten < L redactus, pp. of redigere, to bring into a certain condition, reduce to order (see RE & ACT1): in REDACT sense 2, prob. back form. < REDACTION] 1. to write out or draw up (a proclamation, edict, etc.); frame… …   English World dictionary

  • Redact — Re*dact (r?*d?kt ), v. t. [L. redactus, p. p. of redigere; pref. red , re , again, back + agere to put in motion, to drive.] To reduce to form, as literary matter; to digest and put in shape (matter for publication); to edit. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Redact — may refer to: * Redacted (film), a 2007 film * Redaction, a form of editing in which multiple sources are combined and subjected to minor alteration to create a definitive and coherent work * Sanitization (classified information), the process of… …   Wikipedia

  • redact — *edit, compile, revise, rewrite, adapt …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • redact — verb /ɹɪˈdækt/ a) To reduce to form, as literary matter; to digest and put in shape (matter for publication); to edit. The military will redact the document before releasing it, blacking out sections that are classified. b) To censor, used by a… …   Wiktionary

  • redact — UK [ˌrɪˈdækt] / US verb [transitive] formal to make changes to a document before it is published It was decided to redact the personal data and release the report to the press …   English dictionary

  • redact — put into literary form; edit for publication. Derivatives: redactor n. Etymology: L redigere redact (as RE , agere bring) …   Useful english dictionary

  • redact — redaction, n. redactional, adj. redactor, n. /ri dakt /, v.t. 1. to put into suitable literary form; revise; edit. 2. to draw up or frame (a statement, proclamation, etc.). [1350 1400; ME < L redactus (ptp. of redigere to lead back), equiv. to …   Universalium

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