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To revise or improve a piece of work
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“Start writing early and give yourself plenty of time to edit and perfect your post before it goes live.”
To abridge or shorten a piece of work
“Murray's request for Bates to edit and shorten his book to a single volume is a very good example of the editorial forces that revolve around the literary market.”
To check a piece of work for mistakes or errors
“Once a second round of revisions is completed by the author, the editor will edit the revisions and then proofread the book.”
To delete or remove errors, mistakes, or unwanted content from a piece of work
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“Many filmmakers complained of Aubrey's interference in production and of his propensity to edit out any controversial material.”
To remove or alter parts considered offensive or unseemly
“People had him edit his speech because they thought what he wrote originally was too offensive to be spoken.”
To compose or prepare a piece of work
“We decided to edit a book on empirical sociological research on policy formation during the New Deal.”
To collect and arrange various pieces into a coherent whole
“I've decided to edit a collage of footage from earlier this year.”
To make or adapt for a particular purpose or person
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“You can edit the worksheet to suit your students' needs.”
To be the manager or editor of a publication
“Kennedy becomes the first woman to edit a national newspaper in Ireland and only the fourth editor of the Irish Times in 40 years.”
To rewrite existing text or source code for improved readability or usability
A change or alteration to something, typically small or minor in scale
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To alter or modify the instructions of a computer program or software
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