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Word of the Day 7/11/14 Redact

Redact (verb)
re·dact [ri-dakt]


verb (used with object)
1. to put into suitable literary form; revise; edit.
2. to draw up or frame (a statement, proclamation, etc.).

Can be confused: revise.

Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English < Latin redāctus (past participle of redigere to lead back), equivalent to red- red- + āctus, past participle of agere to lead; see act

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tkeylasunset
Jul. 11th, 2014 05:08 pm (UTC)
This is an interesting WOTD. It doesn't define redact as "remove" or "delete," I don't know that I've ever seen it used to mean simply Revised, Hmmmm. Very interesting!
simplyn2deep
Jul. 11th, 2014 05:24 pm (UTC)
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary gives that definition

transitive verb
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

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redact
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