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ed·it

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pronunciation:
e diht
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: edited, editing, edits
definition 1: to supervise the preparation of (material) for publication.
She is editing a collection of articles by several authors.
synonyms:
redact
similar words:
manage, prep, prepare
definition 2: to add to, delete, correct, or rearrange (written material or film segments).
I edited my paper carefully before I handed it in.The film was edited for television because it was too long.
 
synonyms:
amend, emend, modify, revise
similar words:
blue-pencil, correct, polish, rephrase, rewrite, touch up
definition 3: to omit (often fol. by out).
We edited out all of the obscenities in the interview.
synonyms:
cross out, delete, eliminate, expunge, omit, remove
similar words:
blue-pencil, bowdlerize, censor, excise, expurgate
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part of speech: noun
definition: an act or instance of editing.
She gave the manuscript a thorough edit.
synonyms:
revision, rewrite
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