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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.”
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To abridge or shorten a piece of work
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“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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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To collect and arrange various pieces into a coherent whole
“I've decided to edit a collage of footage from earlier this year.”
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To make or adapt for a particular purpose or person
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“You can edit the worksheet to suit your students' needs.”
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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.”
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To alter or manipulate, especially with the intention to deceive
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To rewrite existing text or source code for improved readability, usability, or structure without affecting its function or meaning
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A change or alteration to something, typically small or minor in scale
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