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 for redact
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Redact \Re*dact"\ (r?*d?kt"), v. t. [L. redactus, p. p. of
     redigere; pref. red-, re-, again, back + agere to put in
     motion, to drive.]
     To reduce to form, as literary matter; to digest and put in
     shape (matter for publication); to edit.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
           [syn: redact, redactor, reviser, rewriter, rewrite
      v 1: formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't
           put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite
           language" [syn: frame, redact, cast, put, couch]
      2: prepare for publication or presentation by correcting,
         revising, or adapting; "Edit a book on lexical semantics";
         "she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the
         most personal passages" [syn: edit, redact]

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