re·​dact ri-ˈdakt How to pronounce redact (audio)
redacted; redacting; redacts

transitive verb

: to put in writing : frame
: to select or adapt (as by obscuring or removing sensitive information) for publication or release
broadly : edit
: to obscure or remove (text) from a document prior to publication or release

Examples of redact in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The footage is blurred in several places, and the audio is also redacted at certain points. Julie K. Brown, Miami Herald, 10 May 2024 Mayes, a Democrat, announced the indictment on April 24, with several names redacted on the official charging document. Stacey Barchenger, The Arizona Republic, 4 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for redact 

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Word History


Middle English, from Latin redactus, past participle of redigere

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of redact was in 1829

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Cite this Entry

“Redact.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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