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Redact vs. Expurgate

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Redactverb

To censor, to black out or remove parts of a document while releasing the remainder.

‘The military will redact the document before releasing it, blacking out sections that are classified.’; ‘The names and email addresses of the users were redacted from the public data.’;

Expurgateverb

(transitive) To edit out (incorrect, offensive, or otherwise undesirable information) from a book or other publication; to cleanse; to purge.

‘The publisher decided to expurgate the love scene from the book, to make it more child-friendly.’;

Redactverb

(legal) To black out legally protected sections of text in a document provided to opposing counsel, typically as part of the discovery process.

Expurgateverb

(transitive) To undertake editing out incorrect, offensive, or otherwise undesirable information from (a book or other publication); to cleanse; to purge.

‘The publisher decided to expurgate the book, which meant removing the love scene.’;

Redactverb

To reduce to form, as literary matter; to digest and put in shape (matter for publication); to edit.

Expurgateverb

To purify; to clear from anything noxious, offensive, or erroneous; to cleanse; to purge; as, to expurgate a book.

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Redactverb

(rare) To draw up or frame a decree, statement, etc.

Expurgateverb

edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate;

‘bowdlerize a novel’;

Redactverb

(obsolete) To bring together in one unit; to combine or bring together into one.

Redactverb

(obsolete) To gather or organize works or ideas into a unified whole; to collect, order, or write in a written document or to put into a particular written form.

Redactverb

To insert or assimilate into a written system or scheme.

Redactverb

To bring an area of study within the comprehension capacity of a person.

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Redactverb

(obsolete) To reduce to a particular condition or state, especially one that is undesirable.

Redactverb

(obsolete) To reduce something physical to a certain form, especially by destruction.

Redactverb

To reduce to form, as literary matter; to digest and put in shape (matter for publication); to edit.

Redactnoun

someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication

Redactverb

formulate in a particular style or language;

‘I wouldn't put it that way’; ‘She cast her request in very polite language’;

Redactverb

prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting;

‘Edit a a book on lexical semantics’; ‘she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages’;

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