1. [ verb ] (writing) prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting
Synonyms: redact

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

Related terms: change black_out hack blue-pencil blank_out copyread interpolate bracket editor redact editing
2. [ verb ] (news) supervise the publication of

"The same family has been editing the influential newspaper for almost 100 years"

Related terms: publish
3. [ verb ] (writing) edit, delete, or revise; of books, etc.
Synonyms: delete blue-pencil
Related terms: censor deletion
4. [ verb ] cut and assemble the components of
Synonyms: edit_out cut

"edit film" "cut recording tape"

Related terms: change abridge
Similar spelling:   Edith