Edit - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈedɪt|  American pronunciation of the word edit
Brit.  |ˈedɪt|  British pronunciation of the word edit

verb

- prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting(syn: redact)

she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages

- supervise the publication of

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

- cut and assemble the components of(syn: cut)

edit film

- cut or eliminate(syn: blue-pencil, delete)

she edited the juiciest scenes

Examples

This chapter needs to be edited.

The book was poorly edited.

The stories have been edited for a younger audience.

Students learn to edit their essays for grammar and punctuation.

The software allows you to edit videos on your computer.

This film has been edited for television.

an anthology of ancient poetry edited by a local professor

He wrote and edited a new publication.

The newspaper edits letters before printing them.

She used to edit the Observer.

she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages

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

As his last sentence is rather rude, we'd better edit it out.

You scan the text into the computer, then edit it.

Select “Insert” from the “Edit” menu.

Phrasal verbs

edit out  — cut and assemble the components of

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: edit
he/she/it: edits
present participle: editing
past tense: edited
past participle: edited
noun
singular: edit
plural: edits
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