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English verb: edit

1. edit (change) prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting


SamplesEdit a book on lexical semantics.
She edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages.


ExamplesThey won't edit the story


Synonymsredact


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)alter, black out, blank out, bracket, bracket out, copyedit, copyread, cut up, falsify, hack, interpolate, subedit

2. edit (communication) supervise the publication of


SamplesThe same family has been editing the influential newspaper for almost 100 years.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring out, issue, publish, put out, release

3. edit (change) cut and assemble the components of


SamplesEdit film.
Cut recording tape.


ExamplesThey will edit the duet


Synonymscut, edit out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Verb groupabbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten

4. edit (change) cut or eliminate


SamplesShe edited the juiciest scenes.


Synonymsblue-pencil, delete


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)censor









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