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redact Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
    rewriter; redactor; reviser; rewrite man.
  2. verb formulate in a particular style or language
    put; frame; couch; cast.
    • I wouldn't put it that way
    • She cast her request in very polite language
  3. verb prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting
    edit.
    • Edit a book on lexical semantics
    • she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages
WordNet

Re*dact" transitive verb
Etymology
L. redactus, p. p. of redigere; pref. red-, re-, again, back + agere to put in motion, to drive.
Definitions
  1. To reduce to form, as literary matter; to digest and put in shape (matter for publication); to edit.

Webster 1913


"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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