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Explanation of edit by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting

    2. Edit a book on lexical semantics
      she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages
    3. cut or eliminate

    4. she edited the juiciest scenes
    5. cut and assemble the components of

    6. edit film
    7. supervise the publication of

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

    Definition of edit by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Edit ( ĕdĭt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Edited; p. pr. & vb. n. Editing.] [F. éditer, or L. editus, p. p. of edere to give out, put forth, publish; e out + dare to give. See Date a point of time.] To superintend the publication of; to revise and prepare for publication; to select, correct, arrange, etc., the matter of, for publication; as, “to edit a newspaper”.

      Philosophical treatises which have never been edited. Enfield.