Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb edit

4 senses of edit

Sense 1
edit, redact -- (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")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
edit -- (supervise the publication of; "The same family has been editing the influential newspaper for almost 100 years")
       => publish, bring out, put out, issue, release -- (prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper")

Sense 3
edit, cut, edit out -- (cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 4
edit, blue-pencil, delete -- (cut or eliminate; "she edited the juiciest scenes")
       => censor -- (subject to political, religious, or moral censorship; "This magazine is censored by the government")

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